Police Radar Guns Can Now Detect Texting While Driving

Speeding is one of the more dangerous driving infractions because it’s more likely to end up in a car crash. That’s why traffic enforcers always use radar guns. These devices can accurately measure your car’s speed, and the police can bust you if you’re over the speed limit. But with advancements in technology, new radar…

Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

On March 21, 2017, a Phoenix, Arizona police motorcycle was hit by a Tesla vehicle. According to published reports in the Arizona Republic, the Tesla vehicle was working in autopilot mode at the time of the incident. What Happened in the crash? Published reports claim the driver of the Tesla and an on-duty police officer on a…

Safety Coalition Warns about Defective Airbags

Airbags work in conjunction with seatbelts to reduce the severity of injuries in case of a car crash. They tend to be very reliable, except when they’re defective. That’s the contention of a safety coalition comprised of state and civic officials about the Takata airbags. The Orange County Register has reported that these faulty airbags…

Wells Fargo Gives $110 Million Settlement for Scandal

In September 2106, authorities found out that Wells Fargo opened up to 2 million fake accounts by using the names of their customers without their consent. This was in an attempt to meet sales targets that were later deemed unrealistic. Since then, these sales targets have been eliminated. But the repercussions of the fake accounts…

Low Hanging Street Cable Cuts Head of Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was killed by a cable hanging low on the street on April 11, 2017. An investigation discovered that the cable was left hanging following a vehicular accident in San Bernardino. The motorcyclist, Fabian Zepeda, 27, was decapitated. The Start of the Accident According to a police report, the series of events that led to…

Los Angeles Leads in Postal Worker Dog Bite Incidents

Dog bites are not exactly uncommon. In the United States, 78 million dogs have owners. But of all the cities in the nation, LA tops the list with the highest number of postal worker dog bites. Postal workers are most vulnerable to dog bites due to the inherent nature of their job. This tidbit of…

Oball Baby Rattles Recalled Due to Lawsuits and Risk of Choking

Roughly 680,000 Oball baby rattles were recalled for potential choking hazards. This product was sold around the country by large retailers like Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target. Its manufacturer, Kids II, has already received 42 reports that the plastic disc component of the toy broke. This disc contains small beads which could cause choking in young…

Hoverboard Fire Kills Toddler

A home fire triggered by a hoverboard that was charging killed 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes. The tragic incident occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania when a hoverboard caught fire while it was plugged into an electric socket on the first floor of the Hughes’ 3 story home. Family members heard “sizzling and crackling” sounds before the hoverboard exploded…

Study Shows a Surge in Nursery Product Injuries

A news report published by USA Today shows that there is a marked increase in the number of injuries caused by defective nursery products all over the country. At present, over 66,000 kids under the age of 3 are taken to emergency rooms every year due to accidents that involve nursery products. One research conducted…