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2011-08-05 00:00:30

In a recent issue, Dr. Murphy reveals the correlation between seat belt injuries and Cauda Equina Syndrome. Danville, California (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Dr. Dan Murphy, advisory board member of Dr. Ben Altadonna's "The Practice Building Allianceâ“ž¢" is also a contributor to "The Modern Physician Letterâ“ž¢""¦a 12 page report that educates medical doctors on the benefits of conservative Chiropractic care. In a recent issue,...

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2011-07-18 12:10:20

Researchers studying vehicle accidents have published surprising results in the journal Pediatrics stating that child passengers may be safer with a grandparent driving than the parent of the child. "We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers," said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the study's lead author, told the Associated Press (AP). Although vehicle...

2011-07-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, JULY 6: FIRST SEAT BELT LAW Profile America -- Wednesday, July 6th. Today they are taken for granted and used by most drivers. The first seat belt law in the U.S. was signed on this date in 1955 in Illinois, and went into effect a year later. The first American cars to have lap seat...

2011-07-05 12:26:00

Troopers Make 358 DUI Arrests; Issue 7,007 Speeding Citations HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven people were killed and 303 others were injured in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Fourth of July holiday travel period, Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. State police investigated a total of 723 crashes during the travel period that covered Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4, Noonan said. Four of those killed were...

2011-06-27 14:08:00

MOBILE, Ala., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 23, 2011, after five years of litigation and two appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court, a Mobile County, Alabama jury returned a $40 million wrongful death verdict against Kia Motors of America, Inc., Kia Motors Corporation, and DBI/Celltrion; in a complaint filed by Tonya Leytham. The case involved the A97 seatbelt buckle in model years 1995 through 2000 Kia Sephia and Sportage vehicles. The seatbelt buckles had a safety defect which...

2011-06-21 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford will quickly expand availability of the just-launched rear inflatable seat belts by offering them on the Ford Flex and on Lincoln vehicles starting next summer The industry-first rear inflatable seat belts are designed to reduce head and neck injuries for rear seat passengers, especially children and older people The advanced restraint system debuted on the 2011 Ford Explorer Flex is one of 12 Ford Motor Company vehicles to have...

2011-06-20 09:32:00

Troopers Check Seats as Part of 'Click It or Ticket' Enforcement Effort HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than three-quarters of the 319 child passenger safety seats inspected by state troopers during a two-week enforcement effort were found to be improperly installed, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. "Child passenger safety seat restraint systems save lives, but only when they are used properly," Noonan said. "Our troopers typically find a...

2011-06-15 14:55:00

DETROIT, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- June is National Safety Month, and a quick look at a crash-test video will show how far cars have come in keeping passengers safe. But with new, often expensive and complicated safety features available with each model year, what do consumers actually need? What's the difference between ACC and BSM? Do HID bulbs really make a difference? "The quick answer is yes," said Wes Raynal, AutoWeek magazine editor. "Safety equipment such as antilock brakes,...

2011-06-15 06:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a meeting with US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, as well as officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Takata Corporation and FocusDriven announced a collaboration to combat the growing number of distracted driving injuries and deaths on our roadways. The theme of the new campaign is "Phone down, Buckle Up - Every Time!" "I want to thank Takata for its commitment to safety. Distracted driving is an...

2011-06-13 21:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety systems, has developed a range of curtain airbag technologies that help mitigate the risk of occupant ejection. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110613/DE18294 ) Norbert Kagerer, vice president of TRW's Occupant Safety Systems business commented: "The recent US legislation regarding occupant ejection mitigation underscores the importance of a...