A Cautionary Tale for Self-Driving Cars

A Cautionary Tale for Self-Driving Cars

If you have read national news in the past few weeks, you probably heard about the fatal self-driving Uber car accident in Tempe, Arizona, that killed a pedestrian. It is thought to be the first fatality caused by a fully autonomous vehicle. As self-driving cars become more common, it will be important for drivers and pedestrians to understand the risks and issues involved with these controversial vehicles. They will...
Find out Where Milledgville and Warner Robins Rank in Georgia Safest City Rankings

Find out Where Milledgville and Warner Robins Rank in Georgia Safest City Rankings

Georgia is known in some quarters as the Empire of the South. It is famous for delicious peaches, aviation, the corporate HQ of Coca-Cola, and much more. Like many states in the southeast U.S., crime statistics in Georgia are generally higher than the national average. According to a survey by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, the Peach State’s 3.98 reported violent crimes per 1,000 people put...
Bad News for Workplace Safety in 2017 

Bad News for Workplace Safety in 2017 

For modern employers, providing a safe and productive workplace for their employees is a top priority. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy task. At the end of 2017, the statistics of workplace fatalities for 2016 were finally tabulated, and with disturbing results. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2016 throughout the United States, which was a 7% increase over the statistics from...
What is Macon Planning to Curb Jump in Pedestrian Deaths?

What is Macon Planning to Curb Jump in Pedestrian Deaths?

The number of pedestrian deaths in the state of Georgia increased significantly last year. To combat this issue, Macon is taking steps to keep its residents safe on the streets. What Causes Pedestrian Deaths? Pedestrian deaths can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, these deaths occur because drivers are distracted or ignoring the rules of the road. These deaths may also occur when pedestrians are not...
The Danger of Electric Shock Drowning

The Danger of Electric Shock Drowning

Unlike peanut butter and jelly, some things just don’t go well together: vinegar and milk, kids and white furniture, loaning money and friendship. While these can have some unpleasant results, mixing water and electricity can be fatal. The threat is invisible and can lead to electric shock drowning (ESD), which occurs when electrical current from a dock, boat, or marina leaks into the water and paralyzes a swimmer’s muscles....
See to Safety

See to Safety

Although it seems like yesterday for some of us, it was 22 years ago that Eric Clapton’s heart-wrenching song “Tears in Heaven” won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Written about the pain and loss that Clapton felt following the 1991 death of his four-year-old son, Conor, it was a private tragedy for a public figure – a tragedy that happens more...