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Massachusetts Accidents: Contest to Promote Safe Driving to Avoid Accidents

The average driver in Massachusetts drives 11,759 miles per year.  How many times have drivers passed signs warning of potential road hazards, electronic signs that may let a driver know how many minutes to a destination, or simple reminders to be considerate drivers just because it’s the “same old, same old,” the same cut and dry “nags” that drivers’ education teachers and parents have given for years?  Read more

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Red Bull

Can sweet caffeinated beverages marketed to youth result in wrongful death?  On a November evening in 2011, 33 year old Cory Terry was playing basketball with friends when he collapsed soon after complaining of light-headedness.  Mr. Terry later died, the official cause of death being “idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy,” which means his heart stopped.  Apparently he drank a Red Bull less than an hour before.  And he drank it regularly. Read more

Pedestrians Injured All Around Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation is increasing efforts to bring awareness to pedestrian and bicycle safety by its April 2014 launching of the “Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program.” This program includes allotment of almost half a million dollars in funding to twelve Massachusetts communities for the purpose of “identification of infrastructure improvements that are needed to improve safe travel for all modes.” Read more