May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month! According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, motorcyclists are about 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash per mile traveled and 8 times more likely to be injured in an accident.
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), work zone fatalities are on the rise. Most recently, this increase is due in part to more reckless driving incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the lockdown, fatal work zone accidents increased 11 percent from 2018 to 2019, while the number of crashes outside of construction zones decreased two percent.
Military members who served in Afghanistan and Iran between 2003 and 2015 are more likely to experience hearing loss from the use of 3M Combat Arms™ earplugs. Due to a growing number of complaints, military members and veterans filed suit against 3M, alleging the company and subsidiary Aearo Technologies knowingly provided a defective product.
A recent accident along I-395 exemplified why Connecticut enacted its Move Over Law in 2009. A tow truck driver who was assisting at the scene was hit by a tractor trailer that did not slow down or change lanes. Although no one was injured, both vehicles were damaged.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating certain powdered infant formulas produced by Abbott Nutrition after reported bacterial infections and one death. The company initiated a voluntary recall of potentially affected products manufactured at their Sturgis, Michigan facility, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered formulas.