August 2017 Archives

Warning system cuts car accident and injury rates

A technology shown to cut the rate of car accidents could benefit New York City drivers. The technology is generally called a lane departure warning system. These devices monitor the lanes on a road and provide a beep or seat vibration when the vehicle begins leaving the lane. If the driver fails to respond, some of these devices can also use braking or steering systems to keep the car in its lane. Research carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confirmed the system produces lower rates of car collision and serious injury.

Almost 80,000 Mazda vehicles recalled for dangerous air bags

Many owners of Mazda vehicles in New York will need to visit their dealerships for repairs due to a manufacturer safety recall. The problem is the result of faulty air bag inflators produced by Takata. Similar faults have forced 19 automakers to issue approximately 70 million recalls nationwide.

Crash injury prevention: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail

Like most people, you probably don't spend too much time thinking about car accidents. You likely already know how important it is to abstain from drinking and driving, to buckle up and to drive the speed limit. If you are a parent of a teen who has a driver's license, you may worry a bit more than childless individuals about the increased likelihood of accident, but for the most part, you may not give the issues of motor vehicle crashes much thought.

Sirukumab shows increased death rates in clinical trials

Dangerous drugs cause deaths and serious injuries to New York patients each year. An experimental drug for rheumatoid arthritis called sirukumab was reported by reviewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as causing an increased number of deaths when compared to a placebo.

Preliminary reports after ride disaster yield few answers

Although it lies far from the New York City area, the Ohio State Fair has made news headlines in a manner that may give local carnival goers as well as enthusiasts across the country cause for concern. On July 26, an 18-year-old man was killed when a ride on the fairgrounds malfunctioned. Seven additional people were injured during the incident.

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