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Virginia Boy Killed in Accident While Riding on Back of Father’s Motorcycle

Motorcycle use in Virginia has increased substantially in recent years. In 1994, there were just under 60,000 motorcycle registrations. In 2008, there were 177,147. With the increased popularity of motorcycles, however, also comes an increase in accidents and deaths. There were over 2,000 motorcycle accidents and 71 deaths in Virginia in 2009, and people...

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Federal Summit in Washington DC Studies the Effects of Distracted Driving

The US Transportation Department held its second summit on distracted driving in as many years to tackle the increasing problems associated with distracted driving. In 2009, distracted drivers killed 5,474 people on America’s roads and injured 448,000. Distracted driving accounts for almost a fifth...

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Consumer Safety Experts Recommend Cordless Window Coverings after Maryland Baby Dies in Accident

With window cords injuring or killing many babies and toddlers over the years, experts at the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have called on parents to switch to cordless window coverings. In 2009, companies recalled nearly 5.5 million window shades and blinds that posed dangers to children after three deaths and seven near strangulations....

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Washington DC Restrictions on Drivers under 18 Shown to Improve Road Safety

A recent study found that injuries from car crashes cost over $99 billion every year. When you factor in higher insurance premiums, traffic delays and other costs associated with car accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that the costs associated with accidents...

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