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Lawmaker: Don't mix Google Glass, driving

Google Glass & Driving

Google Glass, the tech giant's Internet-connected headset, isn't on the market yet. But that hasn't stopped one lawmaker from trying to keep the eyewear off the highways in his state.


Are connected cars dangerous or a safety feature?

...There’s little doubt that motorists want more connectivity, despite the worrisome traffic statistics. But many experts are betting that so-called connected car technologies can be put to work reducing the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on America’s roadways.


How safe is hot air ballooning?

Around the world, hot air balloons are used to give tourists a spectacular view of the landscape, as well as for sport and private recreation.


Flying Is Safest Since Dawn of Jet Age

Safer Skies

Deadly jetliner crashes are at their lowest since the mid-1960s. But turboprops remain less safe and parts of Africa and Latin America face safety problems.


Dirty medical needles put tens of thousands at risk in USA


In an age of superbugs, patients still face a threat that should have died with the advent of the disposable syringe.


Police: Apple Maps has dangerous Australian error

Apple Maps

Australian police are warning the public that errors in Apple's much-maligned mapping application are leading drivers headed to the southern city of Mildura to take a potentially "life-threatening" wrong turn into the middle of a remote state park.


Death spurs recall of 220,000 infant travel beds

The Pea Pod Travel Crib

A children's safety equipment manufacturer has agreed to recall about 220,000 infant travel beds after reports of one infant's death and nine others entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleep tents... The Pea Pod Travel Crib has an air mattress that fits into a zippered pocket in the floor of the domed tent, which collapses for easy transport. But if the mattress is placed in the floor of the tent, an infant's head could lodge between the mattress and the tent's side, making breathing impossible.


'The real danger on Halloween': Kids hit by cars


Safety experts have long warned that Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. But new data suggest teens face at least as much Halloween danger as little costumed superheroes and princesses do.


Parasailing Death in Florida Renews a Push for Regulation

The parasailing industry in Florida, and almost everywhere else in the country, is not regulated, leaving most owners to operate at their own discretion.


Devices don't work to save kids in hot cars

Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.


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