Posts from May 2015.

Distracted teenage drivers pose a real danger on the road, but the danger may be even more serious than previously assumed.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study of teenage drivers and found that 58 percent of the crashes in which they were involved had distraction as a factor. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration previously estimated distraction was a factor in 14 percent of teenager car accidents.

Foundation researchers analyzed almost 1,700 videos of ...

U.S. manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and others along the sales chain are legally obligated to report potential defects in their products once they become aware of them. One such company recently learned this the hard way.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in April fined a leading manufacturer of lawn mowers over $1.5 million because the company failed to report serious problems with its electric lawnmowers. Several consumers had filed complaints about the mowers, saying ...

In a response to a fatal aviation crash that killed 50 people in 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dramatically upped the number of flight hours required to become a commercial airline pilot. A commercial aviation group now wants those hours scaled back.

The fatal crash involved a commuter airplane approaching the airport in Buffalo, NY. The planed stalled and crashed, killing all 49 people on board and one person on the ground. Investigators determined the deadly airline accident was ...


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