December, 2015

December 31, 2015

Oregon authorities who comprise the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII are gearing up to crackdown on impaired drivers in the coming years, with their first order of business being to convene next week to discuss “legislative concepts” for the New Year. This committee, which includes public officials and leaders from…
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December 27, 2015

Over the first half of 2015, U.S. roadways saw a big surge in fatal motor vehicle accidents, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In fact, a “statistical projection” of the latest data, which is still preliminary, indicates that “an estimated 16,225 people died in motor vehicle…
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December 22, 2015

The 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles will be the focus of major updates in the New Year, authorities at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced earlier this month. Looking to advance this system into the modern age, authorities have explained that they are proposing a number…
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December 18, 2015

Of the millions and millions of Americans that will be traveling to celebrate the holidays this year, about 90 percent will be driving their vehicles, and the average holiday road trip will be about 275 miles.1 For motorists who will be driving in colder, snowy or icy conditions at any…
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December 15, 2015

Within about 35 years, motorists on U.S. roads will be driving about one trillion more miles than they are driving today, according to a recent report from KPMG (an international auditing corporation). In fact, while motorists will have driven about 2 trillion miles on U.S. roads by the end of…
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December 12, 2015

As consumers across the nation do their holiday shopping, federal regulators at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are working to prevent dangerous and illegal toys from getting onto retailers’ shelves – and ending up under Americans’ Christmas trees. In fact, this is the third consecutive year that CPSC officials…
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December 9, 2015

Infant mortality rates in the U.S. have dropped to a new low after about a decade-long decline, according to federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, since 2005 (when there was a peak in the U.S. infant mortality rate), there has been a more…
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December 6, 2015

Medication errors can happen when drugs are being prescribed by physicians, when prescriptions are being filled, and/or when patients are given directions on how to take a drug. Just as medication errors can arise at various points in treatment/care process, they can also have various impacts on patients, resulting in…
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December 3, 2015

Sitting in traffic can be as time-consuming as it may be frustrating. And while many commuters regularly battle with traffic to get to and from work, school, etc., commuters in some regions of the country may be burning far more time and fuel in traffic jams than others, according to…
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November 30, 2015

Winter and its cold weather are here for the next few months. While this can mean a lot of different things for different people, for those who regularly drive in colder locations, it can mean: Vehicles experience more challenging conditions. It is time to winterize vehicles to ensure optimal performance…
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