Posts from September 2013.

The results of a national inspection effort of commercial vehicles held earlier this year were recently released. And the news is not good.

Roadcheck 2013 -conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVA), a not-for-profit organization that promotes commercial motor vehicle safety - was held in June 2013. It included 73,000 inspections of commercial trucks and buses over a 72-hour period throughout North America.

The findings of the inspections were made public by the organization on September 11. Of the ...

After months of heightened public concern over the poisoning dangers of single-load laundry detergent packets, a 7-month-old boy in Florida tragically died last month after ingesting one of the products.

These detergent packets - also known as detergent pods - are relatively new, introduced in 2010. However, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were 6,231 cases of children 5 years old and younger being poisoned after ingesting a packet in 2012. And there ...

Despite a 5 percent spike in motor vehicle accident deaths from 2011 to 2012 - the first such increase in seven years - more Americans, it appears, are becoming less concerned about dangerous driving habits.

This alarming news comes from a recently released study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote safe driving through education and research. The group examined data gathered between 2009 and 2012 in surveys focused on changes in the ...


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