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How safe are Segways?


Segways can be a fun way for locals and tourists to spend time outside while exploring the city. It can be a great way to help visitors see the sights, even if they are not prepared to do much walking.

There are places all over the Beverly Hills area that offer tours. The people wearing helmets and smiles make these machines seem safe, but it is essential to understand the risks of riding Segways.

Are roundabouts as safe as everyone says?


For younger drivers or those who have driven in foreign cities, roundabouts may not seem new. For older drivers, however, roundabouts may have only been a brief mention (if there was one at all) during a driver's education class.

These circular intersections are supposed to increase fluidity in the intersection while reducing collisions. Drivers who are unfamiliar with roundabout etiquette, may be skeptical of the advantages of roundabouts and long for something more familiar.

Tips for talking to your elderly parents about driving


As parents get older, it can be incredibly difficult for them to accept limitations. One especially upsetting limitation could including giving up driving. However, if a person is putting his or her safety and the safety of others on the road at risk of a serious car accident, it can be time to find alternatives.

If you feel your parent is approaching (or has approached) an age where he or she may no longer be safe to drive, it could fall on you to talk to them about putting the keys away. Below are some tips for how you might approach this discussion.

Parents: Be aware of knockoff car seats


There are too many baby or child products available that are unsafe or defective. Perhaps most troubling are the products parents buy specifically to keep their young one safe.

For instance, a recent report from The Washington Post reports that knockoff car seats are making their way into U.S. markets, and they are putting our most vulnerable passengers at risk.

Can I recover damages if I was at fault for an accident?


In the aftermath of a serious car crash, there is a lot that injured victims don't know. They may not know how bad their injuries, who was at fault or even what exactly happened.

While answers may not come immediately, it is important to get them. Not only can the information provide some accountability and sense of understanding, it can also determine if and how much compensation an injured party may stand to receive.

What damages do people suffer in a car accident?


Car accidents are among the most common injury-causing events people experience. And whether they are minor or severe, people often suffer damages beyond the acute injuries.

In this post, we will examine some of the common types of damages associated with motor vehicle accidents. Knowing what these are could help accident victims and their families account for the total cost of a crash.

What is the "golden hour" for major injuries?


In the moments after an accident, there are so many sensations going through your head, it can get overwhelming. Not only is there pain, but there is a concern about when help will arrive and whether they will arrive in time to help you.

There are certain interventions that are most effective within the first hour of an injury. These interventions can make a significant difference in long-term recovery.

Study: Cycling without a helmet could be worse for certain people


Cycling in Los Angeles is more dangerous than it should be. Riders often contend with bad roads, congestion and drivers who are hostile, distracted and unsafe. Because of this, it is crucial for riders to take precautions to protect themselves, including wearing a helmet.

Unfortunately, there are far too many riders who bike without a helmet. And while this is dangerous for any person to do, a study revealed that cycling injuries among people not wearing a helmet are worse for young, black or Hispanic men.

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury


The accident was painful enough, but dealing with a traumatic brain injury afterward presents its own set of challenges. You may have to make many adjustments to your life as you learn more about the extent of your injury and the best treatment plan.

Among the reminders that it "could have been worse" is the reality that you still have a substantial injury for the rest of your life. Even if you can get some of your old functionality back, it will take months of work and practice to make it happen.

Walking safely after dark

After-DarkGoing for a stroll after work can be a great way to stay active and relax after a long day. Just because the days are getting shorter, however, does not mean you want to skip your evening walk.

When it gets dark outside, it gets more difficult for drivers to see people walking near the road. There are precautions you can take to make sure drivers can see you and so that your walk is as safe as possible.

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