Author: Nancy Flores

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Dangers of Bridge Strikes

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) officials are warning semi-truck drivers about the dangers of low bridges on non-permitted routes. TxDot reports that truck drivers are disregarding regulations and drive their 18-wheelers over roads that are not designed to handle them or attempt to drive them under low bridges. Officials have reported that this has become…

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HOVERBOARD RECALLED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

On August 25, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the Razor USA recalled over 200,000 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards citing fire hazards linked to the product lithium-ion battery packs. The Hovertrax hoverboards have two wheels at either end of articulated dual platforms or are powered by GLW battery packs. The battery packs have…

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The Deadly Effects of a Competitive Market

The Ford Pinto case became infamous in the 1970’s due to a defective fuel system design that burst into flames in a collision. It is estimated between 500 and 900 burn deaths resulted from Ford’s faulty design. Multiple lawsuits brought by those injured uncovered how the company rushed the Pinto into production in an effort…

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