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John Uustal reports: Uber Dodges Trial for First Ever Self-Driving Vehicle Fatality

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are examining the death of 49-year old Elaine Herzberg, killed by an Uber self-driving SUV while crossing a Tempe, Arizona road on March 18. Just two weeks after Herzberg’s death, her daughter and husband have reached a settlement with Uber, allowing the company to avoid a trial.  [Read More …]

John Uustal weighs in: 5 Ways Self-Driving Cars Affect Liability

If anything defines America, it’s innovation. We’re constantly pushing for safer, more effective products to make life easier. Self-driving, “automated” vehicles are rolling out of the lab and onto our streets. These futuristic modes of transport promise to free up our time and make roads safer.  [Read More …]

Pedestrian Safety Groups Making a Difference in Florida

Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. In 2016, Florida cities accounted for eight of the top 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas for walking in the United States. The Fort Lauderdale area came in at number 11 in the country’s most dangerous places for pedestrians. Now, Floridians are taking action against pedestrian… read more

New Device Can Monitor Concussions in Athletes

Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are responsible for around 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States each year. Athletes are especially prone to suffering concussions during impacts from tackles and collisions and are targets for speeding balls. The ability to accurately track the progression of a… read more

7 Common Injuries During Spring Break

The rates of personal injuries and deaths tend to spike over spring break. When students go on trips and vacations to celebrate the hiatus from school, unfortunately they expose themselves to greater risks of bodily harm. Alcohol, road trips, swimming, parties, and cruises can all end in disaster if spring breakers aren’t careful. The following… read more

How Tesla Will Change the Trucking Industry         

Trucking is one of the nation’s largest industries, employing millions of drivers, cargo loaders, and company employees. When a top tech brand like Tesla debuts its first electric semi-truck, it’s only natural for the millions of employees in the industry to worry about what this could mean for their jobs and futures. While Tesla will… read more

How to Choose the Safest Motorcycle Helmet

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcycle helmets reduce the risk of serious head injury by 69% and the risk of death by 37% after a motorcycle accident. If this isn’t enough to convince you to wear a helmet, Florida’s universal helmet law might be. The law requires all motorcycle riders… read more

How Tobacco Companies Target the Young and Vulnerable

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 smokers had their first cigarette by age 18. Greater than 99% of adult smokers first tried smoking by the age of 26. Every day in the United States, an average of 3,200 children 18 and under smoke their very first… read more

Rear View Cameras Reduce 90% of Back-Over Accidents

Rear cameras or backup cameras are becoming a standard feature in many new cars-and for good reason. Nearly 300 people are killed and 18,000 injured by drivers who mistakenly back over them.