Tag Archive: Traffic collision

America, It’s Time For An Intervention


” The world can be a dangerous place, but even with all the bad drivers, treacherous heights and violence, more people are dying from drug overdoses than from any other cause of injury death, including traffic accidents, falls or guns.

According to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdoses were responsible for 38,329 deaths in 2010, 30,006 of which were unintentional. That’s a rate of 105 every day, and that number doesn’t take into account the 6,748 people treated every day for the misuse or abuse of drugs.

In comparison, traffic accidents were responsible for 33,687 deaths in 2010. Firearms killed 31,672 people, and 26,852 died as a result of falling.”









Paralyzed Woman Finds A Way To Experience Surfing





” Being paralyzed strips away many sporting activities that people may wish to take part in, but will never be able to. With a helping hand, a paralyzed woman discovers a way to surf the roaring waves.

Pascale Honore is an Australian woman who has been sitting on a wheelchair for 18 years due to paraplegia. Pascale has two sons and says that she loves watching them surf the waves just outside of town. Lusting to ride it herself but knowing the fact that she could never do it was what bothered Pascale the most.


But thanks to a professional diver and also a dear friend of her sons, Tyron Swan came up with a plan.” 






Study: Smartphone Data Could Cut Crashes




” Data from smartphone traffic apps can help prevent traffic crashes by helping deploy police resources at the most accident-prone areas, Israeli researchers say.

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say data from geosocial networks like the Global Positioning System traffic app Waze can identify locations where collisions occur most frequently.

Waze, with a reported 30 million worldwide users, records location data and enables users to upload and share comments on traffic alerts, collisions or police presence. ”