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NTSB Says Medical Helicopter Crashed Due to "Texting While Flying"

Just as "texting while driving" has become a national safety concern, now the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that text messages received and sent by the pilot of a medical ...
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Eating While Driving Qualifies as Distracted Driving

You may have thought that using cell phones and texting while driving were the primary sources of distracted driving. These practices are exceedingly dangerous, and personal injury attorneys see more ...
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High Risk of Rollovers with 15-Passenger Vans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that 15-passenger vans have a much higher risk of rollover accidents, because of their design which makes them unstable, and more ...
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Risk of Motorcycle Accidents Increases During Dallas/Fort Worth Summers

As the weather warms, there are likely to be more motorcyclists on Dallas/Fort Worth roads, and unfortunately, that is also likely to lead to an increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Statistics ...
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Weather-Related Car Accidents Claim 7000 Lives Every Year

Although climate-related killers in the country are the storms that make the headlines, new data indicates to car accident lawyers that more people are killed in weather-related car accidents every ...
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Preventing Injuries from Dangerous Nutritional Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry and Americans are at risk for injury from these, in many cases, potentially dangerous ...
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NHTSA's Secret Investigations of Defective Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't always reveal a problem with a vehicle make and model until after it reviews complaints and meet with automakers about the vehicle defects. ...
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AAA Study Reveals Double Standard Among Drivers

New research reveals that many drivers have the double standard of "do as I say, not as I do" when it comes to safe driving behavior, a study by the AAA Foundation reveals. Most drivers view speeding ...
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Texas Lawmakers Seek to Roll Back Driver Surcharges Traffic Violations

When Texas lawmaker introduced the Driver Responsibility Program they thought they'd solved several problems to a cash-strapped state. By levying steep surcharges on violations for drunken driving and ...
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Trampolines Recall Expanded Due to Fall Risks

More trampolines are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to include at least 120,000 units due to an increased number of falls. A recall had been announced last year, which ...
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Increase in US Traffic Accident Fatalities in 2012

After six straight years of continued drops in the number of traffic accident fatalities across the United States, the first six months of 2012 reported a substantial increase. In a report just ...
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Larger Vehicles Can Help Prevent Injuries in Dallas/ Fort Worth Accidents

Although smaller vehicles are much safer than they used to be, and newer models have side and rear airbags, when it comes to serious accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, larger vehicles still ...
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Do Seatbelts Help Prevent Truck Driver Fatalities?

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial truck drivers to wear their seatbelts while operating their vehicles, many truck drivers do not comply. Shocking ...
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Accident Risk Rises in Wrongly Inflated Tires

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Improperly inflated tires increase the risk of accidents, says a recent study in the UK. In a tire check event involving 82 cars, 55 percent had ...
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What's Behind Hit and Run Accidents in DFW?

Most people couldn't ever imagine leaving the scene of an accident, but hit and run accident levels are on the rise across the country. According to authorities, there are four main reasons why ...
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Unregulated Distractions Can Cause Dallas/Fort Worth Traffic Accidents Too

Texting and talking on the phone aren't the distracted driving habits that can cause accidents. Every day, unregulated driving habits can also cause accidents. The personal injury attorneys of Parker ...
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Do Seatbelts Help Prevent Truck Driver Fatalities?

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial truck drivers to wear their seatbelts while operating their vehicles, many truck drivers do not comply. Shocking ...
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Mother Files Premises Liability Lawsuit against Galveston Hotel

The mother of an 8-year-old boy, who recently suffered serious and permanent injuries at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Galveston, Texas, filed a premises liability lawsuit when a tile fell on him. ...
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NHTSA Considering Adoption of Tire Aging Policy

At a recent annual government-industry conference, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) examined findings of the agency's tire aging research, which continues despite no ...
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Making the Difficult Decision to Hang up Car Keys to Prevent a Dallas/Fort Worth Car Accident

In every driver's life, there comes a day when it is time to hang up the car keys. According to the AAA, older drivers often develop age-related conditions such as arthritis and vision impairments and ...
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Discussing Distracted Driving with Teenagers

You hope that your talks with your teenager about distracted driving sink in. Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of unintentional death for teenagers in the United States, and over the years ...
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Auto Industry Working on Seat Heater-Related Injury Protection

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had requested the auto industry to work on ways to help reduce the risk of seat heater-related injuries. Most injuries occur in people with some sort ...
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2012 Sees More Than 650 Auto Recalls

The automobile industry saw more than 650 auto recalls in 2012, totaling more than 17.8 million vehicles, child seats and other vehicle equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
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Lower Sleep Med Doses to Reduce Risk of Drowsiness Now Required by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has stepped in after reports of vehicle accidents among several drivers who had taken a sleep aid the night before. In a recent announcement, the FDA stated that it ...
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Drunk Driving Among Females Ticking Upward

As the country sees a decline in the total number of drunk driving accidents, there is a surprising upward tick of the number of drunk driving accidents involving female drivers. The number of DUI ...
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