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Safest Cars for Teens

Keeping your teenager safe while they are driving can be particularly difficult especially with all the new technology. They like to text, and they like their music. While you can find some peace of mind with some of the newer … Continue reading

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National Teen Driver Safety Week: What to know and what you can do

In 2015, 322 people killed in teen (15 to 19) distraction-affected crashes. (Photo: Shutterstock) Drivers everywhere know that the longer you drive the more comfortable you are behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this doesn’t translate to risk-free driving. Accidents on the … Continue reading

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Smartphones are killing Americans on the roads, but nobody’s counting

(Bloomberg) — Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to … Continue reading

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The truth about 100-year floods

A teenager rides a Paddle Board in the flooded streets of Houston on Aug. 27, 2017, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Whenever a strong hurricane or storm causes significant flooding, there is often talk of a 100-year flood. When … Continue reading

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In-vehicle technology increases driver’s distractions

Programming navigation has been found to be the most distracting task, taking an average of 40 seconds for drivers to complete. New in-vehicle technology takes drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous … Continue reading

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Consumer precautions after the Equifax cybersecurity breach

Cyber criminals seek the easiest profit and will move on to the next when an individual’s information poses any added difficulty. The world was focused in early September 2017 on the hurricane that hit the South Florida Coast, and rightfully … Continue reading

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Coming soon to California: Cars without a human behind the wheel

The proposed rules would allow companies to introduce self-driving vehicles that can be used by the general public. (Bloomberg) — California took another step Wednesday toward permitting testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver, continuing a shift away from … Continue reading

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Tesla automation faulted by NTSB in 2016 fatal Florida crash

This image provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the damage to the left front of the Tesla involved in a May 7, 2016, crash in Williston, Fla. (NTSB via AP) (Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc.’s design of its Autopilot … Continue reading

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Injuries at Florida obstacle course not covered by insurance

Participants in the Dirty Girl Mud Run in August 2015 went through the obstacle course, sliding into the mud pit, for fun and to raise money for charity. (Photo: S. Donlon) This story is reprinted with permission from FC&&S Legal, … Continue reading

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Traffic deaths continue to rise in U.S., but don’t blame texting

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second-straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators. Some 37,461 people died in vehicle collisions in 2016, … Continue reading

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