Despite New Safety Technology, Drivers Are Killing More Pedestrians and Cyclists

An increasing number of new vehicles have safety technologies — such as automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, cameras and other sensors designed to help drivers avoid collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 2018 had the lowest fatality rate since 2014 for those driving or riding in cars. However, the NHTSA also reported that the number of pedestrians killed rose 3.4 percent — and was the highest rate since 1990. In addition, the number of cyclists killed rose … Continued

Staying at a Vacation Rental? Here Are a Few Safety Tips.

Spending your vacation at a rental property — rather than a hotel — has grown increasingly popular. It’s important to keep in mind that if you do stay at a rental property, they are not subject to the same safety regulations as a hotel and may not have safety equipment on site. Here are a few things to keep in mind when reserving a rental property.

Update on Safety Measures to Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers have announced that auditory and visual alert systems will be installed in “nearly 100 percent of U.S. light-duty vehicles” by 2025 to remind drivers to check the back seat when exiting the car. The system will be activated when a person turns off the car.

Are Your Personal Care Products Stored Safely?

According to an article in Clinical Pediatrics, from 2002-16 nearly 65,000 children under the age of 5 were treated at emergency rooms because of their exposure to makeup, nail polish, perfume and other personal care products — with 99 percent of the incidents occurring at home. That’s about 1 child every two hours.