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Dec 12

Egg Tracker May Help Prevent Salmonella Outbreaks, Assist Recalls

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This photo shows salmonella infecting a human. It’s a bacteria often borne by dairy products requiring multiple recalls every year (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Questioning the products in your refrigerator after a recall is a normal response whenever word of salmonella contamination becomes public. How do you know for sure that the eggs on your shelf are safe? Often the solution is to toss anything questionable in the spirit of “better safe than sorry.” With a new tracing system, the Food and Drug Administration may have the tools necessary to say for sure what eggs are contaminated.  Continue reading →

Dec 12

Lindsay Lohan Charged in June Car Accident

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Lindsay Lohan was recently charged with three misdemeanors relating to her June car accident (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the heels of allegations of assault in a New York nightclub, Lindsay Lohan has new legal headache on the opposite coast. Earlier this year in June the troubled starlet was involved in a car accident where she rear-ended a dump truck in Los Angeles. Her statement to authorities clearly says that her assistant was driving and not the “Liz and Dick” biopic star. Now, police believe they have evidence to prove she’s lying.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Bobbi Kristina Houston Crashes Car Outside Home

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Bobbi Kristina Houston is pictured with her late mother. Recently, Bobbi Kristina was involved in a solo non-injury car crash outside her Georgia apartment. (Central Park, New York City September 1, 2009.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The conventional wisdom is that most accidents occur at home or very nearby. It’s a saying that does hold water. Most car crashes happen within five miles of a person’s home. About 52 percent of people who are involved in a crash are just a few miles away from their place of residence. Daughter of the late, great singer Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, learned this statistic the hard way.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Former Soap Star Convicted for Drunk Driving Accident

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Relative risk of an accident based on blood alcohol levels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An actress that once appeared on Melrose Place was convicted of vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and killing another woman with her SUV. Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40 years-old, was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter, but her bail was revoked and she was jailed immediately following the guilty verdict for vehicular manslaughter. Continue reading →

Nov 12

Massive 140 Car Accident Over Weekend in Texas

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The pileup occurred on Interstate 10 outside Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled days of the year. People pile into the car to make the trek over the river and through the woods, or however they get to their loved ones. Usually, the only thing that gets in the way of the holiday fun is traffic. On one Texas highway, the high number of travelers contributed to a huge wreck of over 140 cars, dozens of injuries and at least two fatalities.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Understanding Parking Lot Accidents

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Despite how poorly this car parked, it’s your fault if you hit them in the parking lot (Photo credit: elgringospain)

Brace yourselves because Black Friday shopping is coming. As much as shoppers groan about lines, crowds and lack of sleep, there will be millions flooding stores across the country as soon as they shake off the tryptophan induced grogginess. Before getting to the mall, shoppers have to first find a parking spot in the garages and endless lots of asphalt ringing retail establishments. Considering the reports of trampling and brawling over deep discounts, it’s reasonable to think that fighting for a strategic parking position might cause an accident as well.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Musical Roads to Prevent Accidents?


Bott’s Dots (Photo credit: Peter Kaminski)

Any driver who accidentally drifts out of the lane and on to the edge of the shoulder may be familiar with rumble strips that make a very loud noise and startle drivers into alertness. The deep grooves can also be substituted for Bott’s Dots, which are raised markers to help indicate lane lines. Either way, the placement and size of the groove or dot can create a rhythmic notes in the vehicle.

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Nov 12

Recent Recalls for Buick, Chevrolet and Scion Air Bags

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2012 Scion iQ photographed at the 2011 Montreal International Auto Show.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Both the General Motors owned Buick and Chevrolet as well as Toyota owned Scion have issued recalls today due to issues with air bag deployment and safety. The model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevy Cruze and Chevy Sonic have problems with the driver’s side frontal air bags. The model years 2012 and 2013 Scion IQ also have problems relating to the air bag improperly deploying.  Continue reading →

Nov 12

Cadillac Recalls XTS for Head Restraint Problems

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Rear head rests reflected in the rear view mirror (Photo credit: jessicafm)

Over 12,000 2013 Cadillacs are being recalled for failing to comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements. The head restraint apparently doesn’t meet standards and could be dangerous enough to cause an injury in the event of a car accident. The issue only pertains to the rear seats. Continue reading →

Nov 12

Common Causes of Mistaken Pedal Pushes

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English: Photo showing the pedals of my car for use in the article on manual transmissions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you read enough about car accidents,  then you’ll find that often enough the cause of the accidents was usually something trivial. Either the driver was glancing down, thought they had more time before the red or, in some cases, they mistook the accelerator for the brake pedal.  Continue reading →