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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any form of activity that diverts a person’s attention away from their primary task of driving. Distractions can cause speeding, drowsiness, and irrational risk taking, among other things. Essentially, there are three types of possible distractions: visual, manual, and cognitive.

Visual: distraction that makes the driver look at anything other than the road ahead. These distractions can come from sources inside or outside of the vehicle.
 
  • Internal sources: talking to and looking at other passengers in the vehicle, looking at the entertainment system,...

IKEA Sued Over Another Toddler Death

IKEA is facing yet another lawsuit over the death of a toddler underneath a tipped over Malm dresser after settling 3 earlier suits for $50 million. The two year old boy died underneath the dresser in May 2017. The parents filed suit in Pennsylvania state court in Philadelphia County. The propensity of the entire Malm dressers’ ability to tip-over became clear in June 2016, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled millions of Malms and when officials vividly demonstrated the tip-over on a dummy during...