July 2017 Archives

Increased speed limits lead to more fatalities

Speed limits in New York and around the country have been rising since 1995. However, according to research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, this caused an estimated 33,000 road fatalities between 1993 and 2013. The increase resulted in an additional 1,900 deaths in 2013 alone.

What to do when a sold good does you more harm than good

When you purchase a product from a store shelf, you naturally expect the product to function correctly and serve its purpose. The last thing you would likely expect the product to do is injure you. Unfortunately, sometimes the very products created to help you end up harming you instead.

More vehicles recalled due to defective airbag inflators

New York drivers should note that a new type of air bag inflator has been added to the largest automotive recall to hit the country. An additional 2.7 million vehicles are now being recalled as they have an inflator that has proven to be unsafe. The manufacturers involved are Ford, Mazda and Nissan.

How airbags work and what happens when they fail

New York drivers may be aware that many vehicles of all makes and models have been recalled due to problematic airbags. Because airbags are instrumental in keeping drivers and passengers safe when accidents occur, there are some things about these devices that vehicle owners may wish to know.

Trampoline risks and injuries

Parents in New York may have cause to be wary of allowing their children to use trampolines. According to a study conducted by Indiana University, trampolines were responsible for an estimated 288,876 fractures between 2002 and 2011. Overall, injuries sustained on trampolines resulted in over $1 billion being spent for emergency room visits.

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