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General Motors Recalls More Than 650,000 Trucks and SUVs Due to Malfunctioning Brakes

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General Motors is recalling more than 650,000 trucks and SUVs because a software error can activate these vehicles' brake systems, leading to car accidents. This recall covers the 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2014-2018 GMC Sierra 1500, and 2015-2020 GMC Yukon models. In total, the problem is estimated to affect approximately 638,000 GM vehicles.

Tesla Door Handles Prevent Driver from Escaping Burning Vehicle

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Tesla is known not just for their use of cutting-edge engineering in the development of environmentally friendly vehicles, but also for its sleek, eye catching vehicle designs. Unfortunately, one of those design features may have been responsible for the death of a man in Florida.

Man Sues Universal After Water Slide Injury

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James Bowen has filed suit after sustaining a serious injury on a water slide at Universal's Volcano Bay.

7 Safety Suggestions For Teen Driving

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The moment your child gets behind the wheel is nerve-wracking for any parent-and for good reason. Your teen is not only new to the roads, but it's also a very dangerous time to be driving. Drivers are more distracted than ever. And despite no-hands laws in many states, including Texas, driver distraction is the cause of 58% of teen driving accidents.

18-Wheeler Driver Falls Asleep and Causes Extensive Damage to Another Vehicle and Building

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On Halloween morning, the driver of an 18-wheeler crashed through a Montgomery County building after reportedly dozing off at the wheel on Interstate 45.

Being a Pedestrian is More Dangerous Than Ever

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Over the last decade, the number of Americans killed while walking increased by 35%, and 2016 was the deadliest year for pedestrians since 1990. According to the "Pedestrian Danger Index," created by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, Texas is ranked as the eighth most dangerous state for pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 619 pedestrian fatalities in Texas during 2018.

Study Finds Fisher-Price "Rock 'N Play" Design Led to Deaths

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On the morning of January 2, 2019, Amanda Butler awoke to discover her newborn baby girl Arya lying dead in her inclined sleeper bed. Only hours earlier, Mrs. Butler had put Arya to sleep in their "Rock n' Play Sleeper" right next to their own bed. By the morning, Mrs. Butler woke up to find her 11-month-old's body limp in the sleeper, head tilted forward, and skin turned blue.

Survey on Same-Day Surgery Centers Finds Serious Safety Concerns

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Results of a recent survey raises safety concerns regarding same-day surgery centers. One-third of doctors at these types of medical facilities are found to not be board-certified according to the Leapfrog Group survey. The number includes anesthesiologists, surgeons, and other similar specialized providers at these facilities.

What Is Nursing Home Neglect, And How Is It Different From Abuse?

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According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, 95% of nursing home residents reported neglect in 2018. It's a shocking statistic.

As a concerned loved one with a senior living in a nursing home, you will want to know: What are some warning signs of nursing home neglect? And when does neglect turn into abuse?

4 types of nursing home neglect

America's Biggest Auto Retailer Sells Defective Used Cars

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AutoNation sells used vehicles with unrepaired defects, according to a new report from the US PIRG Education Fund and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation. AutoNation operates more than 300 dealerships nationwide and is the largest car retailer in the United States.

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