accidents

How Self-driving Cars Would Save Thousands of Lives

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyBy Jean Lowly of the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker. They do such a good job, in fact, that a new study says self-driving cars and trucks hold the potential to transform driving by eliminating the majority of traffic deaths, significantly reducing congestion and providing tens of billions …

Save Our Sleep: End Daylight Saving Time

Posted on 03/11/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthA sleep-starved nation is begging: Enough with daylight saving time. A new survey — OK, it’s by the mattress industry, but still — shows that the morning after the “spring forward” time change that takes away an hour of our precious sleep, 61 percent of Americans are dragging. According to the Better Sleep Council’s survey of 1,038 adults, the immediate effects of losing an hour of shut-eye affected everything from people’s moods to eating and driving habits, the Los Angeles …

100-Year-Old Driver Hits 14 In L.A.; Is Age to Blame?

Posted on 08/30/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayEleven people — including nine children — were hit when Preston Carter, 100, backed his “powder blue Cadillac” on to a Los Angeles sidewalk Wednesday. Everyone is expected to survive, but four children remain at the hospital after being in critical condition. “I think it was a miscalculation on his part,” said the local police captain. “The gentleman is elderly. Obviously he is going to have some impairment on his decision making.”

Family Conversations About Driving – A Few Tips

Posted on 03/20/2012 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI recently appeared on CBS This Morning and NBC Nightly News to discuss having conversations with older loved ones about driving. I received many comments and questions about this hot topic. So many of us are dealing with this issue with our parents. In response to these questions and in follow up to my post about my conversations with my Dad about his driving, here are a few tips about how to talk with your older loved ones about this …