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November 2017 Archives

Unmedicated ADHD brings heightened accident risks

In North Carolina, many car accidents each year happen as a result of distracted driving. Multiple studies have shown that people who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are likelier to cause accidents than people who do not. A recent study showed that people who have ADHD may slash their risks of causing accidents by taking medications to control their symptoms.

Review habits for safer commuting as days grow shorter

Although North Carolina and Colorado are on opposite sides of the country, both states have plenty of wildlife, including bear, deer and myriad small creatures. Collisions involving vehicles and animals occur regularly and, according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, result in property damage losses that average more than $3,400 per incident. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that, on average, 3,300 wildlife-related accidents take place each year and says that the majority of those crashes take place in November. Motorists who are adjusting to the return of eastern standard time may find advice offered by a distant wildlife manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to be timely.

Understanding the top accident risks on construction sites

As a construction worker, you probably understand that you are in a risky profession. As such, you take precautions and adhere to safety standards to protect your safety and that of those who work with you. It may help you and other construction workers in North Carolina to know the dangers you face, as well as the common safety violations in the construction industry.

U.S. wants to remove regulatory barriers to self-driving cars

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to clear the way for the use of self-driving cars in North Carolina and across the country. On Oct. 27, the federal auto safety agency said it intends to eliminate "unnecessary" regulations that may hinder the introduction of autonomous vehicles, especially those designed without controls for human drivers.