Walking Safely in the Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

A report by the Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition entitled “Dangerous by Design 2014” has revealed some staggering statistics on pedestrian accidents. The report used accident statistics and population density to determine a “Pedestrian Danger Index” (PDI). Our state of Florida did not fare very well in this study. In fact,…

14,000 New TBI Victims in Palm Beach Each Year

The Brain Injury Association of Florida reports that Palm Beach County sees approximately 14,000 traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year. The results exclude strokes, brain tumors and similar health-related factors. The TBI victims in this story suffered their injuries from auto wrecks, bicycle and motorcycle crashes, boating wrecks and other similar accidental causes, as well…

Are My Dietary Supplements Safe

As we reported in our blog last year, there are plenty of dangerous dietary supplements available for purchase in America. Unfortunately, CBS News reported at the time that researchers with a health institute discovered that in a study of 27 previously recalled supplements, 18 still sold online and in stores contained ingredients not approved for…

Why Do Vehicles Crash Into Buildings?

Unfortunately, in Florida, we often read reports about vehicles crashing into buildings. These crashes are a tremendous public burden, because they can involve catastrophic injuries and/or death. In fact, the issue of vehicle-building collisions is becoming so prevalent that the Miami Herald did an investigative piece on it, reporting that some jurisdictions are looking into…

Should Daycares Have Vehicle Accident Safety Barriers?

Should the daycares in Orange County have safeguards in place to prevent vehicle accidents from occurring on their premises? Tragically, last April, a four-year-old girl was killed in an Orange County KinderCare Center crash that attracted national headlines, leading local officials to investigate potential safety measures. The girl’s death was a result of a crash…