More than 300 children in the U.S. were killed between 2006 and 2015 in motor vehicle accidents involving school buses. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was often passenger vehicle drivers who caused the collisions. These accidents occur because school buses make frequent stops, which increase commute times and frustrate motorists. Road safety experts urge drivers to take school buses into consideration when planning their journeys and either avoid busy roads entirely by taking more circuitous routes or leave earlier to account for stop-and-go traffic.
Two types of hair dryers used by people in Arizona and across the US have been recalled due to the risk of fires, burns and electric shocks. When someone goes to use his or her hair dryer after a shower, he or she could sustain severe injuries or even death if the hair dryer and its power cord overheat and bursts on fire. The Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers made by Xtava were sold with other hair care products or alone and featured designs in black and white.
Arizona drivers who work long shifts or get less than seven hours of sleep are at a high risk for drowsy driving. Drowsy driving is widespread, causing around 328,000 crashes a year, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The same study found that 109,000 of those crashes caused injuries and 6,400 fatalities.
The summer sees more people taking long road trips, which means an increased number of car crashes. This is a major issue, especially considering how car and motorcycle crashes are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries that require hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona residents who have been in a crash will want to see a doctor if they have not already since TBIs are often hard to diagnose.