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While most people nowadays make sure children in the rear are in car seats or buckled up, transportation officials say it’s fairly common for adults in back not to wear seat belts, especially when they’re riding in taxis and ride-hailing…
While it’s easy for police to screen drivers for alcohol impairment using a breath-testing device, there’s no such machine to screen for drug impairment. As a result, more police are ordering electronic warrants and drawing blood roadside, sparking concerns about…
When alcohol impairment factors into a pedestrian death, it’s more often the pedestrian than the driver who is drunk. But nationwide, little has been done to address drunken pedestrian deaths.
Nearly three dozen states allow police to stop a car and ticket motorists simply for not wearing a seat belt. But foes say the laws are too intrusive and can lead to…
Advocates for older adults say telephone check-in programs can help seniors remain independent in their homes and give them — and their family members — peace of mind.
Despite changes in attitudes, the high cost of paying for seat belts on school buses remains a major stumbling block to adopting mandatory laws.
Unlike cyber criminals who hack into computer networks to steal data for the cash, most hacktivists aren’t doing it for the dollars. They’re individuals or groups of hackers who band together and see themselves as fighting injustice.
Cyber-age extortionists — who use so-called ransomware software to hijack computer systems and hold them hostage until their victims pay a ransom — increasingly are preying on local governments, hospitals and even police departments, and forcing officials to decide whether…
Boomers are expected to live longer, and retire later, than earlier generations. But they also have higher rates of chronic disease, and don’t have the retirement savings their parents did.
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