Safety News

Red Cross: Smoke Alarm Program Reaches Life-Saving Milestone

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — The American Red Cross of Georgia is celebrating the most lives saved in a single month from its ongoing effort to install free smoke alarms. The agency plans a Thursday ceremony in Rock Spring, Georgia, to …

Canada To Impose Speed Limits On Trains Carrying Dangerous Goods After Crash

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canada said on Thursday it would impose temporary speed limits on trains hauling dangerous goods after a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd crude oil train derailed and caught fire. The accident, which happened in the early hours of …

Lawmakers, Governor Announce Deal on Limo Safety Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority …

New Boeing 737 Max Documents Show ‘Very Disturbing’ Employee Concerns – U.S. House Aide

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. documents under review by a U.S. congressional panel appear to point to a “very disturbing” picture of commentary from the planemaker’s employees over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, a congressional aide said on Tuesday. The documents …

Tucson Presses for Fixes to Residents’ Gripes About Scooters

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson officials are calling on the two e-scooter companies operating in the city to fix problems reported by neighborhood groups. There have been complaints about scooters blocking sidewalks and alleys amid a lack of enforcement since the …

Nerf Gun, Power Rangers Claw Cited by Toy Safety Watchdog

BOSTON — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual …

In Colorado, 24 High-Hazard Dams Are Seen as Problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation that found at least 1,688 such dams nationwide. The …

Self-Driving Uber in Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Spot Jaywalkers

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released more …

Cedar Rapids Struggling To Maintain Rare Houseboat Harbor

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Time is running out on Ellis Harbor as erosion buckles infrastructure and creates safety hazards, residents of the out-of-the-way refuge on the Cedar River say. And while the city has invested, they say, it has put …

Mass Shooting Rumor In Facebook Group Shows Private Chats are Not Risk-Free

Ahead of the annual Blueberry Festival in Marshall County, Indiana, in early September, a woman broadcast a warning to her neighbors on Facebook. “I just heard there’s supposed to be a mass shooting tonight at the fireworks,” the woman, whose …