Liver injuries are a common and potentially deadly consequence of traffic accidents. However, car crash victims in Oklahoma and elsewhere are less likely to suffer a severe liver injury if they wear a seat belt, according to a recent study.
Truck fleet owners and truck drivers in Oklahoma may want to know about the Large Truck Crash Causation Study that was released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After analyzing the data behind 120,000 fatal truck crashes that occurred within a 33-month period, researchers found that truckers were to blame for 68,000 of them.
When parents in Oklahoma take their children to the doctor's office or the hospital for treatment, they may be very concerned about the potential for inaccurate or mistaken diagnoses and treatments. When medical mistakes and safety errors affect children, the results can be devastating and long-lasting. According to one study, over half of the safety errors that took place in pediatric treatment were related to the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and medication. The study examined 9,000 patient safety reports gathered at three hospitals over a five-year period.
Predictive systems on cars can sense an oncoming crash and do several things, such as tightening seatbelts or adjusting suspension, to protect the occupants. Some manufacturers are now focusing on predictive systems that deploy external airbags in the case of a side impact crash. Oklahoma residents should know that the technology is far from being perfected; however, its advantages are already clear.
There are a lot of wonderful things about the winter, including multiple holidays, festive gatherings and the company of friends and family. However, one of the major downsides of winter is the weather. Snow and ice can make driving stressful and dangerous. Luckily, there are several things Oklahoma drivers can do to ensure they stay safe during the coldest months of the year.