Dashboard Video: Distracted Teen Drivers

April 22, 2015

The New York Times featured a video compilation of distracted teen drivers recently. It’s terrifying. Unfortunately, teenagers are not the only ones who drive dangerously; many adults are also guilty of trying to text or send an email while driving.

As someone who is often running or biking on the shoulders of streets like these, I was especially nervous after watching this video. Luckily, there were no pedestrians or cyclists

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More Child Injuries: Texting While Parenting to Blame?

October 01, 2012

We spend a lot of time talking about texting on this site; mainly because we talk about safety issues, and there just aren't that many things you can do safely while texting. This trend isn't likely to slow down either as we see more and more people developing nomophobia.

We've talked a bit before about the dangers of caregivers texting while watching kids, and now there's some compelling new information that's been round up by The Wall Street Journal suggesting that

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Emergency Warnings to Catch Up with Technology

May 15, 2012

"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System."

Who hasn't heard that warning rattle through their radio? Or their TV?

We've all heard it at some point. But for people like me who almost never listen to the radio and prefer to skip through commercials by watching digitally recorded TV, you might struggle trying to remember the last time you heard or saw a legitimate storm warning or other notable

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Are you Nomophobic? Probably.

February 22, 2012

"Phone, keys, wallet."

"Phone, keys, wallet."

"Phone, keys, wallet."

I repeat those three things while tapping at my pockets all day long. I don't go anywhere without the three. Even when I'm at home I know precisely where my phone is at all times. I didn't know it until today, but there is no doubt that I am the very definition of a

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Injured Diver Neglected by Texting Lifeguard

January 18, 2012

A post from David Nagel, a West Bend Loss Prevention representative: Last week while at my son’s diving sectional I witnessed a female diver sprain her ankle as she was coming down on the board during her very first dive. When she came up to the surface of the water she was struggling and could barely swim to the

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Drivers Beware, Siri is Dangerous

October 04, 2011

Apple, Inc. introduced some interesting new hardware and software upgrades at their highly anticipated iPhone announcement this afternoon. In addition to things like new camera technology and a faster processor, Apple unveiled a new built-in, voice-activated tool called Siri.

You can read all about Siri on Apple's website, but in a nutshell, you ask Siri a question or provide a command and it will automatically

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