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March 2018 Archives

The common factors behind highway deaths

Highways are all too often the scenes of car accidents, and they can be fatal. Drivers in Kentucky will want to know what factors are usually behind these accidents in order to avoid them. For example, civil engineers sometimes have to design highways with tight corners and narrow shoulders. Drivers may also face blind intersections that require drivers to exercise caution.

Diagnostic errors are the top reason for malpractice claims

Kentucky patients rely on their doctors to provide skilled medical care. But being human, doctors sometimes make mistakes. When it comes to medical malpractice claims, a report reveals that diagnostic errors are the number one cause. And the incidence of diagnostic errors remains high, though other types of medical malpractice claims have decreased, according to an author of the study.

Driving safely after Daylight Saving Time

Drivers in Kentucky should be very careful on the road after setting their clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time. Due to the loss of sleep that occurs as a result of skipping ahead one hour, drivers have an increased risk of being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident. According to a traffic study conducted by AAA, drowsy driving contributes to almost 10 percent of all motor vehicle crashes.

Self-monitoring programs found to be inefficient

Kentucky workers wishing for safer workplaces may be interested in learning about the testimony a former OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) head recently gave before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, which concerned the manner in which the nation's premier workplace safety watchdog ensures regulatory compliance. David Michaels was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health from 2009 until 2017.

Driving while using smartphone? A terrible, unsafe idea

Has driving become a distraction for people who insist on keeping in touch with friends via smartphones? Let’s hope not, but sometimes it makes us wonder as we discover that more and more people – not just teenagers – continue to drive neighborhood streets and highways with smartphone in hand ready to respond to text messages and emails or browse social media.

Top five reasons motorcycles crash

The intoxicating rush of adrenaline and sense of complete freedom make exploring America’s highways and byways on a motorcycle a sublime experience. Yet as exciting as riding a motorcycle can be, experienced riders know that their journey might end in disaster at any given moment.

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