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Driving Dystopia: Speed Camera Rule Change Creates Ticketing Explosion in Chicago

At the start of the year, the city of Chicago announced that it would be changing rules pertaining to traffic enforcement as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s updated 2021 budget package. But the one that was causing the most concern among motorists was a provision to have speed cameras issue tickets to anybody traveling 6 […] The post Driving Dystopia: Speed Camera Rule Change Creates Ticketing Explosion in Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Budget, Safety, Government, Chicago, Cameras, Editorials, Autos, Speeding, Big Brother, Policing, Red Light Cameras, Ticketing, Traffic Cameras, Lori Lightfoot, News Blog, Speed Cameras

IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes

It’s always nice to get a break from the endless stream of industry marketing materials about electrification, though this week’s impromptu theme still involves going green. Following news that General Motors is considering changing its drug testing policies to exclude marijuana, there has been heavy coverage of an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study claiming […] The post IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Marijuana, Insurance, General Motors, Data, Cannabis, Regulation, Studies, Pot, Autos, Dui, Reports, Nhtsa, IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, News Blog

Gascón names members of team to reexamine fatal use-of-force incidents by police

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday the formation of an independent team to reexamine fatal use- of-force incidents by law enforcement and recommend further action when appropriate. “Significant concerns have been raised by law enforcement officials, civil rights attorneys, activists and others regarding the handling of numerous police use-of-force cases,” Gascón said. “In order to restore trust and move forward as a community, I am convening this...
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QOTD: Should Drug Testing Be Necessary for Plant Work?

Matt raised an interesting question yesterday in his piece on GM’s worker woes. Specifically, should drug testing even be a thing for plant work when many states are legalizing or at least decriminalizing marijuana? Matt pointed out that weed is becoming normalized, as normal a vice as booze. But plant work is dangerous. It’s one […] The post QOTD: Should Drug Testing Be Necessary for Plant Work? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Weed, Gm, Autos, Manufacturing, Qotd, Matt, Marijauna, News Blog, Question of the Day, QOTD Question of the Day, Wacky Tobaccky

Airbnb reportedly spends $50 million a year in payouts to guests and hosts, including for counseling sessions, patching bullet-holes, and hiring body-fluid crews to clean up blood

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. REUTERS/Mike Segar Airbnb spends $50 million each year on guests and hosts who have bad experiences, Bloomberg reports. Airbnb spends the money on arranging flights, accommodation, and counselling, employees said. It has reportedly covered costs related to patching bullet-holes and finding dismembered body-parts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb spends an average of $50 million each year to deal with guests and hosts who have bad experiences ...
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61 safety tips every real estate agent should read

As a real estate agent, it’s imperative that you keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Here are 61 safety tips I've compiled over the years. Some will seem stunningly obvious; others may be new to you. Even if you've heard everything repeated endlessly, please take the time to read through it.
Tags: Security, Safety, Opinion, Personal Safety, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Safety Tips, Jay Thompson, Agent Safety, Open House Safety, Showing Safety, Safety App

Third Eye device could help phone addicts avoid walking disasters

An industrial designer has come up with The Third Eye, a safety device that helps phone users by scanning the path ahead for obstacles.
Tags: Mobile, News, Safety, Trends, Distracted Walking

Mask Up your Kids, Mommies & Enlighten them about its Importance

With the ongoing global pandemic, it has been hard for you to make your child wear a mask. And, influencing them to wear the same is even harder, especially for children with sensory differences, anxiety, and autism. It’s heart-wrenching to watch how the mask feels on their head, face, and ears. But, masking up has become the need of an hour. What’s even worse is how children panic while you put a mask on them. In addition to health reasons, some kids don’t like how the mask looks on them or o...
Tags: Health, Family, Safety, Masks, Jazz

BMW Patents Projection Side Mirror Display, Cool But Pointless

The problem with being in the sales business is the need to constantly outdo your rivals. Automakers know this better than just about anyone, which is why you see gimmicky features installed into vehicles that probably would have been just as good without them. But one never knows what’s going to catch on with consumers […] The post BMW Patents Projection Side Mirror Display, Cool But Pointless appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Patents, Autos, Hud, Bmw, Automotive Technology, Mirrors, European Patent Office, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Camera Systems, Safety Equipment, Automotive Patents, Camera Mirrors

Amazon is changing how it measures a key productivity metric called 'Time off Task,' which workers have blamed for a culture of relentless monitoring and punishing staff who fall behind

An Amazon worker delivers packages Reuters Amazon announced Tuesday it's changing its "Time off Task" productivity metric. "Time off Task" refers to the time warehouse workers spend away from their workstations. From now on, Amazon says it will average Time off Task over a longer period. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon says it's changing a metric that workers have claimed it uses to closely monitor staff productivity.In a blog post on Tuesday, Amazon's C...
Tags: Amazon, Safety, Time, Trends, Walmart, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Clark, Dave Clark, Reuters Amazon, Tech Insider, Warehouse Workers, Amazon FC, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Catherine Highsmith, Time off Task

Safety Groups Downgrade Tesla Models for Dumping Radar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is downgrading the Tesla Model 3 and Y following the company’s decision to remove radar from its advanced driver-assistance suite. We wrote about it, noting that the change actually removed several features from the affected cars and introduced the activation of another creepy, driving-monitoring camera. While the latter aspect warranted the […] The post Safety Groups Downgrade Tesla Models for Dumping Radar appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Safety, Tesla, Autos, Consumer Reports, Model 3, Industry News, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, Model Y, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Safety Groups

EEOC Confirms Employers May Limit Workplace to Vaccinated Workers

On Friday, the EEOC released new guidance to address issues that had been popping up in the workplace related to vaccinations. They represent the first substantive updates on the pandemic from the EEOC since the start of the Biden administration. My firm will be posting a full recap on our sister site, Employment Law Letter, early this week as will most lawfirms. But for me, the key takeaway confirms what we’ve thought these last few months:  Employers may require all employees physically enter...
Tags: Safety, Law, Connecticut, Vaccinations, Guidance, Vaccines, Biden, Incentives, EEOC, Mandatory, Featured Content, Coronavirus, Fully Vaccinated, Vaccinated Workers

Klim Climbs Mountain of Messages To Clear Air Surrounding Airbag ‘Subscription’

The title of this article has been changed to better suit Klim and In&Motion’s airbag payment methods. Despite the diversity of the moto industry, the one thing that unities the industry is a unified concern for road safety. Klim, a motorcycle gear and apparel company, struck gold when they partnered with In&Motion – a company that specializes in the engineering and industrialization of smart protection solutions – to create the Ai-1 airbag vest for the masses. However, buyers highlighted...
Tags: Safety, Motorcycles, Road Safety, Airbag, KLIM, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Gear, Rider Safety, Riding Training and Safety Info, Safety Articles, Airvest, Subscription Policy

How to Password Protect Your Google Search History and Hide Your Secrets

If you don’t want your partner, spouse or roommate snooping on your Google search or YouTube watch histories but you don’t want to resort to using incognito mode, good news: you can now hide both behind password verification.Read more...
Tags: Google, Safety, Articles, Google Search, Password, Websites, Lifehacks, Google Account, Federated Identity, Technology Internet

FTC Exploring Consumer Repair Rights Expansion

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has identified numerous repair restrictions in a new report to Congress. Parts replacement difficulty and parts availability limitations were among the restrictions. Assisting in expanding repair options available to consumers is within the agency’s power. The Commission works with lawmakers on the state or federal level to provide choices when […] The post FTC Exploring Consumer Repair Rights Expansion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, Industry, Commission, Autos, Law And Order, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Crime And Punishment, Federal Trade Commission FTC, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Consumer Protections, Industry Regulations, Congress Parts

Audi testing bus, school zone vehicle-to-infrastructure system

Filed under: Audi,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Infrastructure Continue reading Audi testing bus, school zone vehicle-to-infrastructure system Audi testing bus, school zone vehicle-to-infrastructure system originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 23 May 2021 09:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Safety, Infrastructure, Autos, Audi, Emerging Technologies

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fireworks #infographic

Here in Texas, fireworks are limited to certain holidays, with the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve being the big events. However, just yesterday I was out running errands and saw a fireworks stand that was soon going to be opening for Memorial Day weekend–which of course made me start thinking about our dogs. ... Read More about 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fireworks #infographic This post first appeared in Link to original post: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fir...
Tags: Infographics, Texas, Safety, Pets, Tips, Holidays & Your Dog

Pedestrian Deaths Ballooned Against Miles Driven Last Year

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released the latest data pertaining to U.S. pedestrian fatalities  — indicating that the largest-ever annual increase since we started keeping track in 1975. While the data is preliminary, the association estimated there were 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020. It’s a 4.8 percent increase over 2019 and not all that impressive […] The post Pedestrian Deaths Ballooned Against Miles Driven Last Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Statistics, Reports, Nhtsa, National Safety Council, Governors Highway Safety Association, News Blog, Traffic Safety, Automotive Safety, Governors Highway Safety Association GHSA, Studies & Reports, GHSA, Pedestrian Fatalities

Those Who Wish Me Dead Is a Failure of a Film in a World on Fire

An Angelina Jolie wildfire movie is every disasterologist’s dream, but Those Who Wish Me Dead ignores our current nightmare. Instead of leaving us with a high from an action-packed Jolie film, we were left wondering why Hollywood isn’t doing more to help us through our collective anxieties in the midst of a pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Safety, Environment, Disaster, Articles, Crisis, Angelina Jolie, Wildfire, Greenland, Gerard Butler, Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Humanitarian Aid, Jolie, John Carr

McDonald’s cooks, cashiers strike for higher wages and protest alleged lack of safeguards

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers held a one-day strike in Los Angeles on Wednesday to call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage at all locations and to protest the company’s alleged failure to protect workers from sexual harassment, workplace violence and exposure to COVID-19. The workers, who are part of the Fight For $15 movement, walked off the job in 15 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Miami, Tampa and Orlando, among others. The L.A. strike was held at a McDonald’s at 1311 Was...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Workplace, Safety, Restaurants, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, McDonald, Santa Clarita, MacDonald

Book Review: ‘Calling Bullshit’ will help you be a better advocate

Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Penguin Random House, 2020) is a much-needed guide for folks awash in numbers who are just trying to make informed decisions. Anyone working or advocating in transportation should read it. The preface begins with a definition of bullshit and a discussion of its different types. The authors, Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West, a biologist and a data scientist at the University of Washington, distinguish between old-school and new-s...
Tags: Books, Florida, Safety, Stephen Colbert, Book Reviews, Sport, Front Page, West, Cycling, Portland, Products, University of Washington, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bergstrom, Black Boxes, Carl T Bergstrom

A pediatric infectious disease expert answers 7 common questions about children getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Charles Muro, age 13, celebrates being inoculated at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images The FDA expanded emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-15 on May 10. Expert in pediatric infectious diseases Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley addressed concerns parents may have. She says the vaccine will work, it appears to be safe, and no severe reactions have been reported. See more stories on I...
Tags: Safety, Children, US, Trends, Teenagers, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, University Of Virginia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Nordic, Hartford Connecticut, The Food and Drug Administration, American Academy of Pediatrics, Contributor

Help Wanted: Nuclear Weapons Courier, Serious Inquiries Only

Have you ever wanted to guard nuclear weapons as they crisscross the United States? Well, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has a job opening for precisely that. And it’s a great reminder that U.S. roads carry some pretty interesting cargo, even if it’s all kept very hush-hush.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Stephen Schwartz, NNSA, Pantex, National Nuclear Security Administration, United States Department of Energy, Nuclear Technology, War Conflict, Environmental Impact Of Nuclear Power, Nuclear Material, Nuclear Safety And Security

Amazon is rolling out warehouse health-and-safety 'huddles' and 'AmaZen' mindfulness kiosks as part of a safety scheme

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon announced it's implementing a warehouse safety scheme it's been trialling since 2019. Amazon's WorkingWell program includes including daily staff meetings with interactive videos on health and safety. It also includes mindfulness kiosks which offer guided meditation and "calming scenes with sounds." See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon announced Monday it would fully roll out a safety scheme it's been p...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Safety, US, Trends, Retail, Injuries, North America, Tech Insider, Warehouses, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Jeff Bezos Alex Wong, WorkingWell

2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick

The 2022 Acura MDX SUV’s Top Safety Pick (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety runs counter to all the racing around done in Acura’s commercials. The MDX is the automaker’s third vehicle to receive the IIHS’s highest safety rating, along with the RDX and TLX. Rated tops for crashworthiness, the MDX was superior […] The post 2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Safety, Advertising, Marketing, Awards, Insurance, Quality, SUV, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding

2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed

In 2022, the Subaru Solterra electric SUV will go on sale. Another Subaru-Toyota joint venture, it’ll roll on the new e-Subaru global platform. Just when you thought the market for another electric vehicle was saturated, here comes the sun and the earth, in Latin. Will there be more Latin names for new Subarus? Environmental responsibility […] The post 2022 Subaru Solterra eSUV Proclaimed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, EVs, New Cars, Subaru, SUVs

2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction

2013-15 Honda Accords are under investigation by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a steering issue. Allegations of Accords suddenly losing control without warning have led to 107 complaints. According to a Motor1 report, there are as many as 1,120,470 Accords in the US that could be affected. This condition occurs under normal […] The post 2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Safety, Government, US, Insurance, Maintenance, Quality, Recall, Used Cars, Autos, Honda, Loss Of Control, Suppliers, Nhtsa

Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division

Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings has acquired Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit. Woven Planet’s deal brings scientists, software engineers, and researchers together as one. Last year, we detailed the launch of Woven, but since that time they’ve been relatively quiet until now. Woven has put together engineers, research scientists, and mobility services experts. They’ve amassed sensing, […] The post Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Global, Traffic, Green, Industry, Futurama, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Behind The Scenes

Popular Smoke Alarms Recalled Over Failure to Alert During Fire

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled several models of Kidde-brand TruSense smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors sold in 2019 and 2020 according to a press release from the government agency. The alarms may fail to alert people in the event of a fire, which is kind of the whole point of the…Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Science, Safety, Environment, Equipment, Devices, Carbon Monoxide, Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Menards, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kidde, Smoke Detector, Safety Equipment, Building Automation, Alarm Device

Peloton has recalled its Tread+ running machine. There are 2 ways it's different from other treadmills and potentially more dangerous, according to US regulators.

Peloton's $4,295 Tread+. Peloton Peloton recalled its treadmills on Wednesday amid pressure from US regulators to do so. The recall comes after a child died and others were injured while using its $4,295 Tread+ machine. Regulators said they were examining potential safety risks with the design of the machine's base and running belt. See more stories on Insider's business page. Peloton issued a voluntary recall of its two treadmills on Wednesday after coming under intense scrut...
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