Posts from December 2013.

We're in the midst of the holiday gift-giving season. No one enjoys giving gifts more than parents. No one enjoys receiving gifts more than children. However, dangerous, defective toys can turn this annual happy ritual tragic.

Each year, consumer safety organizations such as the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) publish lists of toys they consider hazardous to children, especially very young children. Illinois consumers were warned by the state's attorney general ...

The nation's trucking industry is once again seeking to put profits before people. And the U.S. Congress may comply.

On July 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation enacted new "Hours of Service" rules for the trucking industry. The rules limit the number of hours a commercial truck driver can work to likewise limit the number of tired truckers on the road. It has been shown that fatigued truck drivers are dangerous.

The new rules include:

• A commercial truck driver can work no more than 70 ...


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