6 Distracted Driving Habits You Should Avoid – OSHACampus Blog

Distracted driving has quickly become an epidemic in the United States. We’ve listed the new drunk driving habits that you need to avoid.

Source: www.oshacampus.com

6 Distracted Driving Habits You Should Avoid

 

The 6 "habits" listed in the post are:

 

Eating or Drinking
Grooming Yourself
Tending to Passengers
Driving While Sleepy or Fatigued
Texting
Talking On Your Cellphone

 

Distracted driving is dangerous. Do not do it!

 

Post by: Fositi Marie Athey / OSHAcampus

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Is Your Favorite Website Spying on You?

You know the rules to protecting your privacy online. You hold onto your passwords and login information, account numbers, social security number, and other identifying information.

Source: www.studyweb.com

Is Your Favorite Website Spying on You? [Infographic]

 

Very informative infographic about website tracking include who is doing it, how and how you can limit the information you give out.

 

By: StudyWeb[dot]com

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Today is National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day®, which is celebrated annually on the first Friday of February. The American Heart Association (AHA), HHS, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and many other organizations celebrate and promote National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about

Source: lapinlawoffices.com

Today is National Wear Red Day®, a day to help raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease for women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.

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Lapin Law Offices’ Blogger Blog: Lincoln Crashes Following Last Weekend’s Winter Storm

Source: lapinlawoffices.blogspot.com

Last weekend’s winter storm posed a challenge to many Lincoln, Nebraska, drivers with at least a 151 crashes and one fatality as of February 2, 2015. The actual number of crashes is likely a lot more. More snow is predicted for Lincoln this evening and tomorrow with a lot of roadways still ice and snow covered.

 

Drivers are urged to stay home if possible. If you have to drive, do so very carefully and safely.

 

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Former WWE wrestlers sue over brain damage, other injuries – CNN.com

Two former professional wrestlers are suing the WWE, alleging it ignored or downplayed signs of brain damage and other injuries while it raked in millions.

Source: www.cnn.com

Two former WWE wrestlers have filed a potential class action lawsuit in Philadelphia regarding concussions and neurological damage suffered by them as well as other wrestlers.

 

The lawsuit alleges, in part:
"For most of its history, WWE has engaged in a campaign of misinformation and deception to prevent its wrestlers from understanding the true nature and consequences of the injuries they have sustained."
"Under the guise of providing ‘entertainment,’ WWE has, for decades, subjected its wrestlers to extreme physical brutality that it knew, or should have known" caused many medical problems including brain damage;
WWE forces wrestlers to do stunts "in a matter that dramatically increases — often to a near-certainty — their chances of sustaining brain damage … When performed by, and on, hulking, poorly trained, steroid-using wrestlers with various levels of dexterousness, they are a recipe for disaster– and widespread, long term brain damage."

 

The wrestlers who filed suit are:
Vito LoGrasso, who wrestled under the names Big Vito and Skull Von Krush, from 1991 to 1998 and from 2005 to 2007.
Evan Singleton, under the name of Adam Mercer, from 2012 to 2013.

 

The lawsuit seeks monetary damages as well as medical monitoring.

 

An attorney representing the WWE stated that the WWE had never concealed medical information from its wrestlers. In addition, he stated, "WWE was well ahead of sports organizations in implementing concussion management procedures and policies as a precautionary measure as the science and research on this issue emerged."

 

Article by: Ed Payne via CNN

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APNewsBreak: US settles case over fake Facebook page

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that…

Source: bigstory.ap.org

The Department of Justice ("DOJ") has agreed to a monetary settlement with a woman for a fake Facebook profile it created using her name and photos.

 

In 2010, Sondra Arquiett was arrested on drug charges. The Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA"), after seizing her cell phone, created a fake Facebook page for Arquiett with pictures of her and other information obtained from the phone. The goal was to try to get her friends and associates into revealing incriminating information.

Arquiett sued claiming she suffered fear and emotional distress. She alleged that the fake page gave the impression that she was cooperating with law enforcement.

 

After initially defending creation of the fake page, the DOJ changed its opinion and said that the DEA’s actions in this case went to far.

 

The settlement amount was $134,000.

 

Source: Eric Tucker via The Associated Press (AP)

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Update: Distracted Driver Hits Woman

Police have identified the driver and pedestrian involved in an accident on Northwest Radial Highway in Omaha Wednesday night.

Source: www.wowt.com

Alleged distracted driver severs Omaha woman’s legs According to police, Lawanda Cook became distracted when trying to retrieve her cell phone, which had fallen to the the floor of her vehicle. While distracted, she struck Joanne Smith, who was retrieving something from her car. The crash was severe enough to sever both of Ms. Smith’s legs just above the knees. Charges against Ms. Cook are pending. Source: Malorie Maddox via WOWT News

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