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Month: January 2021

Do speed governors curb truck accident rates?

Many fleet companies began equipping their tractor-trailers with electronic controlled modules (ECMs), also known as "speed governors," some years ago. They did so to ensure that their truckers couldn't travel faster than a certain speed. Some research shows that these governors have led to a reduction in truck accidents.  How much safer are trucks equipped with electronic controlled modules? Data compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) captures how motorists who allow their speed to deviate from the normal traffic flow are most apt to have an accident. The...

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Are robotic surgeries really safer than ones done by humans?

Human error is a risk factor in almost everything you do. Drivers making mistakes is the primary cause of most motor vehicle crashes. A chef who fails to check the temperature of a pork dish before serving it could expose their customers to dangerous pathogens. A doctor exhausted after a long day at work might make a mistake or oversight that affects a patient's health and recovery. Creating systems that minimize the risk of human error can make everyday experiences safer. Vehicles with self-driving features can alert drivers if they get too close to other vehicles nearby, for example. The...

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What are 3 of the riskiest medical procedures doctors may perform?

Most medical procedures have risks. Some of them are significantly more dangerous than others, though. There's a fine line between a medical procedure having certain inherent risks associated with it and a doctor engaging in negligence. Both instances can result in a patient's condition deteriorating or death. When a medical provider makes a negligent mistake, you may be able to hold them accountable.  What are some of the more risky medical procedures? There are always risks associated with neurosurgery, but a craniectomy is particularly dangerous. It's a surgery that involves the removal...

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Speeding drivers put themselves and others at risk

Speeding drivers are responsible for a quarter of all road deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding kills more than 9,000 people each year. That is around three times more people than distracted driving kills. Young males are the most significant speeding risk Young male drivers often complain about the high insurance premiums they face. However, the crash statistics back up the fact that young males are most likely to cause a speed-related crash. Male drivers between 15 and 24 in fatal crashes are twice as likely to have been speeding as...

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