Road Rage: A Growing Problem on American Roadways

“Road rage” is a budding problem among frustrated drivers, and can include rude movements, calling out insults or deliberately driving in a threatening, dangerous way. Sadly, too many of us have seen or heard of this kind antagonistic behavior by a driver. Over 1,200 cases of road rage are reported every year, many leading to...

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MedStar Washington Medical Center Releases Patient Safety Survey Results

Some hospitals are going the extra mile in an effort to get it right, it seems. While many medical facilities around the country do whatever it takes to hide their dirty laundry, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is stepping up and actually fixing problems. The hospital asked employees to rate levels of patient safety in the...

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How, Where and When Do Car Crashes Occur in D.C.?

Researchers at Howard University evaluated traffic in Washington D.C. from 2010 through 2012. The report revealed some startling statistics.

  • In 2012, over 18,000 crashes occurred. The average accident involved two vehicles, meaning that over 36,000 vehicles were in accidents that year.
  • For every 100 million miles traveled, driving in Washington caused injuries to 200...

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Head Injuries Rise in Cities with Bike Share Programs but No Helmets

The Washington Post recently shared a study comparing data for bicyclists in five cities. Researchers revealed a 7.8 percent increase in head injuries after bike share programs were initiated in those cities, compared to five cities with no such programs, which actually showed head injuries declining by 2.3...

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