NTSB Recommends Total Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use

  The National Traffic Safety Board has issued a recommendation that all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices be banned in all cases, except to make emergency calls. The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the...

How Your Facebook Page Can Harm You

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  But the wrong picture or posting or update on your Facebook page could cost you a lot more than that if you're not careful.  The insurance industry has added a new weapon to its arsenal of ways to deny...
Posted by admin on 11/17 at 03:35 PM
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Fatal Car Accidents: $6M Per

AAA has released the results of its latest study on the average cost of car accidents and the auto club reports that a fatal car accident costs, on average, $6 million.  This is sharply up from the average cost reported in 2005 of $3.24 million....
Posted by admin on 11/04 at 08:15 AM
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Soccer Helmets—Necessary Protection or An Overreaction?

Sitting in the stands, watching my daughter's soccer game this past weekend, I overheard a high school soccer player describing the injuries she and her teammates had suffered throughout the season.  According to this player, over half her team...
Posted by admin on 10/26 at 11:24 AM
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Soccer Helmets—Necessary Protection or An Overreaction?

Sitting in the stands, watching my daughter's soccer game this past weekend, I overheard a high school soccer player describing the injuries she and her teammates had suffered throughout the season.  According to this player, over half her team had...
Posted by admin on 10/25 at 01:40 PM
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Two Teens Die in Rollover Crash near Ellensburg

A vehicle apparently rolled in steep, hilly terrain northwest of Ellensburg, killing two teenagers and seriously injuring another. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says the driver, Taylor Lanning, and passenger Colby Allemand were pronounced...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:36 AM
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Summer Safety for Motorcyclists

As the weather gets nicer, bikers dust off their motorcycles and get ready to hit the road. But this summer, the Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Licensing are reminding bikers to drive safely to reduce...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:13 AM
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Study Finds Equal Number of Errors in Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices

Your chances of suffering harm because of a medical error are about the same in a doctor's office as in a hospital, according to a new study. Using the U.S. National Practitioner Data Bank, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College compared...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:01 AM
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Teen Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

A jury found a 16-year-old girl guilty of vehicular homicide in a crash that left a 2-year-old girl dead and her mother injured. The teen faces anywhere from three to nine months in jail when sentenced for the September 2010 crash that killed Anna...

Idaho Man Injured in Rental Truck Crash on I-5

An Idaho man was injured late Friday night after the rental truck he was driving crashed while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle on I-5 near Kent-Des Moines Road. The Washington State Patrol says that the rental truck was heading south on I-5 at...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 11:41 AM
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June is National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month.  This month, the Council is advoating for the prevention of slips, trips, and falls.   According to the National Safety...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 11:24 AM
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Bratz Makeup Toy Recalled

Toy brand Bratz products are being recalled because a makeup item could be contaminated with staph infection. The Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Book is being recalled, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The products were found to...

15 Safest and Most Dangerous SUVs

SUVs’ bulkiness is making them some of the safest vehicles on the roads. According to news reports, SUVs are now statistically safer than they were in the past, making riders and drivers in SUVs more likely to survive a crash than those in...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 10:49 AM
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Preventable Medical Errors: What Do They Cost?

There are certain types of medical malpractice that are considered to be so egregious that they should never happen. In fact, Medicare calls these preventable errors “Never Events,” and they include such serious mistakes as wrong site surgery,...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 10:36 AM
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Safe Spring Driving

The snow and ice may be gone for much of the country, but it's important for drivers to stay “street smart” this spring. Spring showers may bring dangerous driving conditions along with the flowers.  As drivers hit the road this spring, here are a...
Posted by admin on 06/08 at 11:09 AM
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