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Nation Dec 30Using a rideshare app this New Year’s Eve? Buckle up
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…
Nation Apr 19Police are now taking roadside blood samples to catch impaired drivers
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…
Health Jul 05Pedestrian deaths are up nationwide, fueled by people who walk while drunk
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.
Nation Apr 30More states adopt ‘click it or ticket’ laws, but do they work?
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…
Nation Mar 21Local police departments restore peace of mind by phoning senior citizens once a day
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.
Nation Mar 10Should states require seatbelts on school buses?
Despite changes in attitudes, the high cost of paying for seat belts on school buses remains a major stumbling block to adopting mandatory laws.
Nation Jan 10Hacktivists launch more cyberattacks against local, state governments
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.
Nation Oct 13Hackers hijacked these law enforcement computers for ransom
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…
Nation Jun 21Is suburbia ready for retiring baby boomers?
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.