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Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light

Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
More and more urban commuters are embracing cycling as a way to get to and from work and around the city, and more and more cities are embracing cyclists by..
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Interesting new bicycle safety product: The Blaze Laserlight.

 

It has significant potential to help cyclists avoid being struck by vehicles. It is approximated that 80% of bike accidents while a cyclist is going straight and a vehicle turns into them. This light, besides helping cyclists see, projects "a [green] laser light projection that projects the image of the bicycle five or six meters in front of" the actual bicycle. In addition, it is rechargeable, USB compatible, and 100 percent waterproof. It costs $200 but, as the article notes, "you can’t really put a price on safety."

 

Article by: Ryan Lawler via TechCrunch

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Infographic: Teens in Cars

Infographic: Teens in Cars | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
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*Teens In Cars [Infographic]* Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of teens. The best way to protect teens (as well as anyone in a vehicle) is to use seat belts.  Infographic by: Safe Kids Worldwide 
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Get your teen to stop texting while driving!

Get your teen to stop texting while driving! | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Distracted driving, frequently caused by texting, is the leading cause of those car accidents. If asking your teen to put away the phone doesn't work, there are apps out there that can help.
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Get your teen to stop texting while driving!

 

Driving is complicated and the statistics regarding car crashes are staggering. In addition, awareness is not the issue.

 

How we can combat distracted driving:

 

"The simplest solution is to silence the phone and put it away. ... That old adage, out of sight, out of mind is true. A more modern option is to find an app. There are a number of apps available to prevent texting and driving and most are free. ... Finally, ... use a designated texter.

 

The science is clear, we need to have our brains fully focused on the road while driving."

 

Article by: Cynthia Boyer via philly[dot]com

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David Slepkow's curator insight, October 15, 5:49 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Texting Driving Accident lawyer please visit:

http://www.ripersonalinjurylaw.com/providence-distracted-driving-texting-ri-car-accident-lawyer/


an article by RI Texting Driving lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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Driving distracted and texting while driving is considered deadly behavior, which contributes to thousands of fatalities on U.S. and Rhode Island roadways every year. Distracted driving in Rhode Island is considered any activity where the motorist’s attention is diverted away from the roadway. Every distraction of the driver can endanger the motorist, passengers and others on the Providence, Pawtucket or North providence roadway including bicyclists and pedestrians. Common distractions when driving include:


• Sending or reading text messages (texting and driving)
• Using a smart phone, cell phone or other mobile technology
• Drinking and eating
• Reading
• Grooming including applying makeup
• Reaching for objects
• Watching videos
• Gathering information from a navigation system
• Using electronic features in the car including the radio, MP3 player and CD player
• Dealing with children
• Conversing with passengers


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:http://www.ripersonalinjurylaw.com/providence-distracted-driving-texting-ri-car-accident-lawyer/an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100excerpt:Driving distracted and texting while driving is considered deadly behavior, which contributes to thousands of fatalities on U.S. and Rhode Island roadways every year. Distracted driving in Rhode Island is considered any activity where the motorist’s attention is diverted away from the roadway. Every distraction of the driver can endanger the motorist, passengers and others on the Providence, Pawtucket or North providence roadway including bicyclists and pedestrians. Common distractions when driving include:• Sending or reading text messages (texting and driving)• Using a smart phone, cell phone or other mobile technology• Drinking and eating• Reading• Grooming including applying makeup• Reaching for objects• Watching videos• Gathering information from a navigation system• Using electronic features in the car including the radio, MP3 player and CD player• Dealing with children• Conversing with passengersimportant keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving
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For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://ricaraccidentlawyers.com/distracted-driving-cell-phone/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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Prohibited use of cell phones while driving is the law in many communities hoping to eliminate car accidents caused by distracted driving. This is because speaking or texting on a cell phone while driving is a contributing factor in more than 25 percent of all vehicle accidents nationwide.


Not a New Phenomenon in RI or across Nation


Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon. It  is a problem that has been around as long as transportation. Any activity that diverts the motorist’s attention away from operating a motor vehicle creates a serious issue for everyone sharing the road with a distracted driver. While texting and using a smart phone or cell phone has become a recent problem, other driver distractions have been around for decades, including:


• Grooming or applying makeup
• Drinking or eating
• Reading, including studying maps
• Adjusting the radio, MP3 player or CD player
• Grasping for something out of reach in the vehicle
• Driving with one hand


Drivers become easily distracted when they divert their eyes from the roadway to dial a number, read a message on their smart phone, or type out a text reply. However, not all driver distractions caused by electronic equipment involves diverting eyes from the roadway or manipulating the device.


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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Future GM Vehicles Will Communicate With Other Vehicles To Avoid Potential Collisions

Future GM Vehicles Will Communicate With Other Vehicles To Avoid Potential Collisions | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is expected to make an announcement tomorrow about equipping its vehicles with a breakthrough technology during the coming years. The new technology will ensure greater passenger safety through automatic vehicle-to-vehicle communication to help avoid potential collisions.

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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, September 7, 6:37 PM

Until cars can talk, we need to put down  the Iphone, and stop distracted driving.

robbinslaw.com   Atlanta/ Sandy Springs

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Woman impaled in buttocks after texting while driving

Woman impaled in buttocks after texting while driving | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
A woman admits she was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks. Elizabeth, Colorado firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole to get the woman out.
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Woman impaled in buttocks after texting while driving 

 

A woman admits she was texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks. Elizabeth, Colorado firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole to get the woman out. 

 

Via: USA Today

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David Slepkow's curator insight, October 17, 3:33 AM
For more information concerning Rhode Island Texting Driving please visit:http://www.rhodeislandcriminallawlawyer.com/ri-texting-driving-car-accident-injury-attorney/an article by RI Texting Driving lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100excerpt:Sending or receiving a text message in Rhode Island when driving is a reckless action that often leads to a serious RI car accident with injuries or fatalities. Any motorist texting while driving in Rhode Island is threatening their safety, and the safety of their passengers and other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians on the roadway.If you were injured in a distracted driving car accident in Rhode island, it is crucial that you retain a RI texting while driving accident attorney. A good Rhode Island texting while driving lawyer will help you get the compensation that you deserve. Make sure that the Providence Personal Injury attorney or Rhode Island car accident lawyers are also known as RI texting and driving personal injury attorneys.important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving
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Napping [Infographic]

Napping [Infographic] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it

Patio Productions

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Napping [Infographic]

 

An infographic by Patio Productions that shows the different types of naps, interesting facts about naps and their benefits, as well as other information.

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Kendall Jenner Slammed For Instagramming While Driving

Kendall Jenner Slammed For Instagramming While Driving | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is getting serious flack for a video she posted on social media earlier this week. A recent video posted to Kendall Jenner's Instagram depicted Ms. Jenner and fellow model, Ashley Skye, rocking out to Avril Lavigne's "sk8er boi" in the car, Fox News reports. In the video — which has since been taken…
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Celebrity driving "uber" dangerously

 

Kendall Jenner posted an Instagram video that showed her and friend getting down to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er boy” while cruising through heavy traffic in L.A. Her tweet about the video said, "being uber girly." 

 

Maybe it should have read, "being uber dangerous." 

 

The Instagram video has been removed, presumably by Kenner. However, it is available other places. 

 

This is yet another example why we should not look to celebrities as role models, especially "reality stars." 

 

Source: Jordyn Taylor via BetaBeat

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To Sleep or Not to Sleep: It's Affecting Your Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: It's Affecting Your Health [INFOGRAPHIC] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Does getting eight hours of sleep a night sound like a dream? If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re lucky to get six hours, and inadequate sleep leads to
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To Sleep or Not to Sleep: It's Affecting Your Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

By: Illinois Neurological Institute

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Don't Just Sit There [infographic]

Don't Just Sit There [infographic] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Today's infographic address the hazards of constantly sitting and what you can do to prevent the symptoms that arise from it.
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The Health Hazards of Sitting: Don't Just Sit There! [Infographic]

 

Hazards of sitting too long or incorrectly include: 

Organ Damage; Muscle Degeneration; Leg Disorders; Foggy Brain; andNeck, Shoulders and Back Problems. 

What is the right way to sit: Sit up straight. 

 

There are things you can do to alleviate or prevent these problems. 

 

Infographic by: Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark/ Washington Post via Daily Infographic

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Infographic: Teens in Cars

Infographic: Teens in Cars | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
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Teens in Cars [Infographic]

 

This infographic by Safe Kids Worldwide contains important information regarding teen fatalities and the risky behaviors of not wearing seat belts and distracted driving.

 

Source: https://www.safekids.org/infographic/infographic-teens-cars

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50% of teens are on the phone and drive. 

 

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Are your teens safe in the car?

 

robbinslaw.com    #Atlantaautowrecklawyer

 

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Oh Crap App

Oh Crap App | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Get Oh Crap App on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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The 'Oh Crap App!'

iTunes Description: "Download this app to protect your legal rights! This app is designed to educate the public regarding their legal rights when being investigated for a criminal offense. It features the emergency “Oh Crap!” button designed to be used in emergency situations where a person is being stopped or questioned by law enforcement. This app also has additional features such as an informational Blood Alcohol Calculator, Legal Rights Advisory and Top 5 Ways to Avoid a DUI."

While I believe that drivers should know their legal rights this type of app seems to encourage driving while intoxicated. I also would be highly suspect of the Blood Alcohol Calculator.

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Night Vision :: Statistics

Night Vision :: Statistics | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that the risk for fatal pedestrian accidents is almost 4x greater at night than during the day. http://t.co/1G7TnVuMEx
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Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care' | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Poor Kimberley Davis.

The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, b...
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Australian driver, who was texting while driving and struck a bicyclist, blames the person she struck. Driver is quoted as saying, "I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it. I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist." 

 

Victim had a spinal fracture and was hospitalized for 3 months. 

 

Driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. 

 

My take: It is attitudes and opinions like this that make the roadways dangerous for everyone. 

 

Article by: Andy Campbell via The Huffington Post

 

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David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 3:26 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://www.rhodeislandcriminallawlawyer.com/ri-texting-driving-car-accident-injury-attorney/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


Sending or receiving a text message in Rhode Island when driving is a reckless action that often leads to a serious RI  car accident with injuries or fatalities. Any motorist texting while driving in Rhode Island  is threatening their safety, and the safety of their passengers and other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians on the roadway.


If you were injured in a distracted driving car accident in Rhode island, it is crucial that you retain a RI texting while driving accident attorney. A good Rhode Island texting while driving lawyer will help you get the compensation that you deserve.  Make sure that the Providence Personal Injury attorney or Rhode Island car accident lawyers are also known as RI texting and driving personal injury attorneys.


There are well over five million vehicle collisions every year with a high number involving texting while driving. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that one out of every four vehicle accidents in 2011 involved cell phone calls and texting.


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7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about

7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about - Checkup Daily
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7 Dangerous Apps That Parents Need To Know About

 

The apps are: Yik Yak; SnapChat; Kik Messenger; Poof; Omegle; Whisper; and Down.

 

The article provides an explanation why these apps are dangerous for children.

 

By: Kristin Peaks for Cook Children’s via checkup daily/ checkup newsroom

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Stress and Your Health

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Stress & Your Health [Infographic]

By: bestpsychologydegrees[dot]org

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Stress & Your Health [Infographic]

 

By: bestpsychologydegrees[dot]org

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OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2014

OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2014 | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Unfortunately, the top 10 for 2014 was the same as 2013. This demonstrates that employers continue
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OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2014

 

OSHA recently announced its preliminary top 10 workplace safety violations for 2014. Unfortunately, these violations remain the same as 2013. This helps show that employers are not doing enough in these areas to protect workers.

 

Nebraska workers injured on the job, including for these types of violations, are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

 

Read the full post by Jeffrey Lapin on Lapin Law Offices’ website blog:

http://lapinlawoffices.com/lapin-law-offices-blog/osha-top-10-workplace-safety-violations-2014

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OSHA's Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2014

 

OSHA recently announced its preliminary top 10 workplace safety violations for 2014. Unfortunately, these violations remain the same as 2013. This helps show that employers are not doing enough in these areas to protect workers.

 

Nebraska workers injured on the job, including for these types of violations, are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

 

Read the full post by Jeffrey Lapin on Lapin Law Offices’ website blog:

http://lapinlawoffices.com/lapin-law-offices-blog/osha-top-10-workplace-safety-violations-2014

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For more information concerning Rhode Island Worker Safety lawyer please visit:

http://www.rhodeislandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/2013/12/scissor-lift-accident-ri/


an article by RI Worker Safety lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


There are many different types of different construction related lift equipment such as Scissor Lifts, Boom Lifts, Forklifts, Backhoes, Cranes and Skid Steer Loaders. The focus of this Rhode Island Construction accident and premises liability post is Scissor Lifts Accidents in Rhode Island (RI) and across the United States.


If you are injured or if a loved one is killed in a Scissor Lift accident in RI, it is important that you retain a Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney.


According to The Federal Occupational  Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), scissor lift Construction Lift Equipment present numerous hazards including the lift toppling over or a construction worker falling off the platform. This can happen if  “the lift is used during bad weather or high winds, positioned on soft or uneven ground, or on weak utility covers (e.g., underground sprinkler valve boxes) or overloaded with heavy objects used with guardrails removed driven over uneven, unstable ground.


important keywords: Worker Compensation,Worker Safety,Worker Compensation  injuries

David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 2:47 AM

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http://www.ripersonalinjurylaw.com/workers-compensation-accidents-in-ri/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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While some occupations have a greater risk of work-related injuries than others do, anyone can be injured on their job. Nearly all employers in Rhode Island are required by RI law to provide workers’ compensation insurance to every employee to ensure coverage in the case of a work-related illness or injury. Workers’ compensation helps individuals injured on the job recover lost wages and pay for medical expenses.


Individuals can be injured in any line of work in Rhode island. However, the most common types of on-the-job injuries happen to a:


• Construction worker
• Healthcare worker including nurses and nurse’s aides
• Manufacturing and industrial employee
• Warehouse and factory worker
• Commercial driver
• Sanitation worker
• Municipal employee including law enforcement and corrections officer, firefighter and road worker
• Airline and airport employee
• State employee
• Service industry employee including cook, waitress, maid, janitor, delivery driver, child care worker and others
• Miner


Common Injuries necessitating a RI workers compensation lawyer.


important keywords: Worker Compensation,Worker Accidents,Worker Compensation  injuries

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Woman accused of using Facebook while driving is charged with homicide

Woman accused of using Facebook while driving is charged with homicide | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother during the Ma...
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A 20-year-old North Dakota woman has been charged with negligent homicide after a rear-end crash that caused the death of an 89 year-old grandmother, who was seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle that was struck. According to the complaint and affidavit filed against her, the woman is accused of surfing Facebook on her phone while driving approximately 85 mph. She allegedly did not brake at all before the crash. Investigators obtained a warrant to search the woman's phone, which allegedly revealed the Facebook use as well as several text messages being sent while the woman was driving.

 

Source: CNN Wire / Fox4KC

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For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://www.rhodeislandcriminallawlawyer.com/car-accident-reckless-driving/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


Reckless drivers are more than just a menace to other motorists operating their vehicles in a safe manner, because of the potential of causing accidents on the roadway. An irresponsible aggressive motorist driving recklessly can commit a moving traffic violation that substantially endangers people and property, which often leads to injuries, death and property damage.


Common types of reckless driving behaviors on the Rhode Island (RI) roadway include:


• Making an unsafe lane change
• Driving at excessive speed
• Dangerously weaving through traffic
• Tailgating (following too closely behind)
• Passing a legally stopped school bus
• Failing to yield to motorists with the right-of-way
• Failing to signaling when turning
• Talking or texting on a smart phone
• Racing and drag racing
• Failing to stay in a single lane
• Operating a vehicle with faulty brakes
• Performing illegal U-turns (180 degree turn)
• Cutting off other vehicles on the roadway
• Passing vehicles on the right
• Road rage driving
• Driving faster than the posted speed limit through school zones and construction zones
• Passing on the right shoulder or in a no passing lane
• Impaired driving such as driving drunk or when on drugs
• Disregard of traffic signals and signs


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7 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Ass

7 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Ass | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Psychologist Sandy Peace offers 7 steps that will help you kick procrastination in the ass!
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7 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Ass

 

By: Dr. Sandy Peace via The Good Men Project

 

Her 7 steps are:

1. Understand Your Type of Procrastination
2. Find Your Optimum Level of Arousal
3. Adjust your Expectations As Needed
4. Challenge Your Cognitive Distortions
5. Make A Plan – And Stick To It
6. Discern When It’s a Behavior You Can Change or A Larger Issue
7. Celebrate!

 

In addition, there is a "Field Guide" to identify the type of procrastinator you are.

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Driver who killed teen posts his totaled car online with smiley face

Driver who killed teen posts his totaled car online with smiley face | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said
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Minnesota man, after causing a fatal crash, makes horrible posts on Facebook.

 

The man, who was on probation, was allegedly drunk and driving on revoked license, gets into one crash, and while fleeing that one, causes another one with a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old driver. The boy died a couple of days the crash.

 

After the crashes, but before the boy died, the man posts photos of what was left of his vehicle with these messages:

 

"That’s her front end after I got done with her lol.” He signed that message with a smiley face.

 

“I’m all good slept a day in the hospital then came home and did yard work lol."

 

The man admitted to posting the images and comments, which have since been deleted.

 

This man's level of callousness is atrocious. Besides allegedly driving while intoxicated and a revoked license, his Facebook posts make it seem very likely he is going to get any sympathy from the police, prosecutor or jury, if the case goes to trial, or sentencing judge.

 

Source: Paul Walsh via Star Tribune

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Don't use facebook or make any SM posts if you cause a serious wreck.

 

robbinslaw.com Atlanta

David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 3:00 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://ricaraccidentlawyers.com/rhode-island-car-accident-pedestrian-injury/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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Anytime a moving vehicle hits a pedestrian in Rhode Island, the results can be catastrophic or fatal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that nearly 4800 pedestrians were killed in 2012 in crashes involving a motor vehicle. In addition, there were 76,000 pedestrian injuries recorded in the same year.


Not every  RI car accident that involves a pedestrian occurs at a dangerous intersections or crosswalks. In fact, many walkers believe they have the right of way in nearly every situation along the Providence roadways, and often fail to obey RI traffic related laws enacted for their protection. However, one of the leading causes of pedestrian injuries and fatalities involves alcohol impairment, which plays a key factor in nearly half of all pedestrian deaths.


Determining Responsibility for a Rhode Island Pedestrian accident

Often times, it is challenging to determine which party is at fault or responsible for causing the accident in Rhode Island. In almost every incident, the case will be determined by negligence, which refers to the careless or reckless action of one or both parties. In most motorist/pedestrian accidents, determining the right-of-way can be confusing.


important keywords: Cars accident, Auto Accident in RI, Truck Accidents

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For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://www.lawyersource360.com/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
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When accidents happen unexpectedly and someone is injured in Massachusetts, he or she will need a MA personal injury attorney to handle the case.


If you were injured in a Massachusetts Accident than Call Attorney David Slepkow at his law firm at 401-437-1100 or 24/7 on his legal cell phone hotline 401-439-8372.


People involved in birth injuries, medical malpractice injuries, pedestrian accidents, car accident, vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation injuries and dangerous drug-related injuries will need  good Mass. legal representation to file a claim with the insurance company. Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers  are instrumental in filing  lawsuits against the person or business at fault for the accident. Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney, David Slepkow will help  you get the compensation you deserve for all types of accidents including motorcycle accidents, car crash, bicycle accidents, pedestrians mishaps, slip and fall and boat collisions.


If your spouse, child or loved one was killed in a fatal motor vehicle wreck then it is crucial that you retain a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death case in Mass. must be pursued by the estate of the deceased against a negligent tortfeasor seeking compensation for the death.


important keywords: Fatal Vehicle Accident, Car Accident Attorney, Truck Accident Attorney

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Do We Only Use Ten Percent of our Brains?

Do We Only Use Ten Percent of our Brains? | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Do we really use only ten percent of our brains?
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The Ten-Percent Myth

 

The Myth: We only use 10% of our brains.

 

Answer: No. This is false. 

 

Partial Reasoning: Brain imaging research techniques clearly show that the vast majority of the brain is active and that many parts of our brains are used for various tasks. 

 

By: Benjamin Radford via Snopes

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Distracted driving: DOT says using navigational apps is as dangerous as texting and driving

Distracted driving: DOT says using navigational apps is as dangerous as texting and driving | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
Rapid evolution of smartphone apps leave a potentially dangerous gray area for police, motorists
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Can using navigational apps be as dangerous as texting and driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to issue voluntary guidelines for specific electronic devices including apps on smartphones. Right now, many states laws regarding smartphone usage while driving only refer to talking or texting on the phone. Using a navigational app is usually not covered by these laws.

 

My Take: The NHTSA and states need to go father than issue "voluntary" guidelines. Laws should prohibit all forms of distracting driving. Remember, there is no such thing as "safe" distracted driving. Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is dangerous. 

 

Source: CBS News

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David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 3:02 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://www.ripersonalinjurylaw.com/car-accidents-sleepy-and-drowsy-driving-in-rhode-island/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


Falling asleep while driving a vehicle is obviously a clearly dangerous situation. However, driving while drowsy or sleepy is also dangerous, because the driver is often less attentive behind the wheel, as slower your reaction time, and challenges their ability to make good driving decisions.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes that certain Rhode Island car accidents tend to have specific characteristics when the crash involves sleepiness or drowsy driving, including:


• The collision tends to be very serious
• The vehicle often leaves the roadway
• These types of accidents occur during early morning, late night or mid-afternoon hours
• Deadly crashes involving drowsiness tend to happen on high-speed roads
• The motors at fault is usually the only one inside the vehicle
• There are no obvious signs that the driver attempted to avoid crashing


The most common types of RI auto accidents involve rear end collisions, rollovers, head-on crashes, multi-vehicle accidents and single vehicles running off the road.


If you were involved in a motor vehicle collision cause by tired driving then contact a RI personal injury lawyer. A Rhode Island personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation that you deserve.


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic]

Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic] | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it

Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic] 

 

While some may only pose a "mild" or "moderate" danger, all distracted driving is dangerous. All it takes is 1 or 2 seconds of distraction for someone to be seriously hurt or killed.

 

Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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Robbins & Associates's curator insight, June 18, 1:31 PM

Prepared by AAA.

 

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Rumor: Google Exploring 'KITT' For Eyes-Free Functionality In The Car, Always-On Listening

Rumor: Google Exploring 'KITT' For Eyes-Free Functionality In The Car, Always-On Listening | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
A while ago, we posted about information we'd received indicating that sometime soon, Google's search functionality (and other actions) would be expanding... by Liam Spradlin in Android OS, Exclusives, Google, Leaks, News
Jeffrey Lapin's insight:

According to Liam Spradlin of Android Police, Google is apparently testing a new Android feature, nicknamed KITT, that would provide an "always-on voice" comment system that permit drivers or bike riders to do web searches and other actions while driving, biking, or doing other things that require your concentration.  

 

My questions:

Why does Google believe you to need to be able to search the web while driving?

Other than directions, what would you need to search for on the web while driving?  

 

If this rumor is accurate, this is yet another attempt to try to make distracted driving "safer." The problem is that there is no such thing: All distracted driving is dangerous.

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Distracted Driving is Like Trying to Read this Sign

Distracted Driving is Like Trying to Read this Sign | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
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James Bergener's curator insight, May 5, 3:11 PM

This sign is a perfect depiction of the effects of texting while driving.

Dave Gormley's curator insight, September 3, 5:45 AM

Next time you are riding in the passenger seat of a car pull out your phone and look at a road sign ahead.  Then look down and at your phone and read text message.  Now look up and see how far you traveled. 

David Slepkow's curator insight, October 28, 3:22 AM

For more information concerning Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer please visit:

http://ricaraccidentlawyers.com/rhode-island-distracted-driving-car-accident/


an article by RI Car Accident lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100
excerpt:


Distracted driving threatens the life and safety of passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists on the road in Rhode Island. Distraction while driving can include any action that diverts the eyes and mind of the driver from the roadway or grip on the steering wheel.


If you were involved in a texting while driving or a distracted driving car crash in Rhode Island then it is crucial that you retain a RI distracted driving accident lawyer.


New Forms of Distraction


While distractions have always been a problem for motorists that choose to drink, eat or groom in a moving vehicle, modern technology has exacerbated the problem of distracted-related accidents immensely. Over the last decade, distractions caused by technology have significantly increased the amount of accidents. This is because cell phones, smart phones, and other electronic mobile devices have changed how we communicate from any location, including inside a moving vehicle.


important keywords: Distracted Driving,Drink and Driving Accidents,Texting Driving

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A Doctor's Take On Sports-Related Concussions

A Doctor's Take On Sports-Related Concussions | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it
A concussion is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body that disrupts the function of the brain. The paradox is that initial symptoms often appear quite mild but can lead to significant and lifelong impairment.
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Article's conclusion: "Parents, coaches and trainers must remember that winning the game is never worth the price of permanent damage to a child’s brain or life."

 

Via: Forbes

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No | Nebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information | Scoop.it

Google Glass Behind the Wheel? 

Lawmakers Say No Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

A new bill would let victims sue Google.
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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

 

Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

 

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. ... His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

 

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

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