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June 2019 Archives

The dangers for older drivers taking multiple medications

Americans are living longer than ever -- in part because of prescription medications that help them control blood pressure, high cholesterol and many other conditions that plague people as they get older. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost half of senior drivers report that they take at least seven medications.

Remains found in Mississippi may be from man believed murdered

Charred bone fragments found in Fernwood, Mississippi, may be the remains of a teen who disappeared during a cross-country trip back in 1995. This was the third time investigators had searched the isolated Pike County property in the years since then.

Critical tips to keep pedestrians safe around cars

You have a near-miss leaving a casino. You step out into the street, at a crosswalk, and a driver runs through and almost hits you. It's close enough to feel the wind on your face. They don't even stop. You stand there, staring after the car and thinking about how close you came to the end of your life -- or, at least, a trip to the hospital with some serious injuries.

Children are a bigger distraction to drivers than cellphones

If you're one of the millions of parents who will be shuttling their kids to day camps, softball games, play dates and "Mommy and Me" classes this summer, it's essential to understand how much of a distraction the kids can be to you when you're behind the wheel. Not only can kids take their parents' minds off their driving, they often cause them to take their eyes off the road.

What's behind the rise in fatal crashes?

If you've purchased a new car recently, it may well include technology that warns you of vehicles in your blind spot, dings at you if you start to drift out of your lane and even displays a miniature speed limit sign on the speedometer that reminds you how fast you should be driving in your current location. It likely has a back-up camera to help spot cars, kids and obstacles immediately behind you.

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