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Analysis Confirms Speeding is Best Predictor of Car Crashes

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviors …

Indonesia to Hit Train Roof Riders With Nasty Goop

Indonesia has another bizarre way to keep commuters off the roofs of trains: swat them with brooms drenched in putrid goop. “For anyone who is still up there, it’ll be like a whip,” said Ahmad Sujadi, of the state-run railway, …

The Future in Auto Claim Prevention

Vehicle Technology Tools, Red Light Cameras, Better Roads and More Give Way to Reduction in Claims There has been a reduction in auto insurance property damage and injury claims within the past 50 years through the introduction of safety belts, …

TransCanada Touts Proposed Oil Pipeline’s Safety

Executives from a Canadian company seeking to build a massive pipeline linking Alberta’s oil sands to U.S. refineries said Tuesday the line will include safety features to prevent a spill like the one that fouled the Yellowstone River in July. …

Montana State Council to Look at Pipeline Failure Risk

An oil pipeline safety council created by Governor Brian Schweitzer after a major Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River holds its first meeting in Helena Monday. The council over the next year will gauge threats posed by …

FIS Orders Longer Alpine Skis to Prevent Injuries

The International Ski Federation has passed a new rule requiring Alpine racers to use longer skis to help prevent serious injuries. Giant slalom skiers face the biggest changes when new rules imposed after a six-year injury research project take effect …

Part 1: Bed Bugs Abatement a Growing Challenge for Landlords, Cities, Insurers

An alarming invasion of bed bugs in homes, hotels, schools, hospitals and other facilities has led to a renewed call for lifting of a government ban on a pesticide once used to combat the bugs and moves in several states …