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Are you driving one of the most dangerous cars in America?

If you are like most people who drive in New York, you probably make it a point to take care of your car and be sure it receives all required maintenance. However, are you as concerned about its safety rating as you are about its performance? Furthermore, does your car fall on the list of America's deadliest?

Study highlights importance of proper child safety restraint use

Children dying in car crashes are horrible events that no family should ever have to deal with. There are many different factors that come into the picture for these accidents. One of these is the location of the crash. The northeastern portion of the United States has the lowest rate of child deaths from car crashes and the southern area has the highest rate.

AMA warns that LED streetlights may be dangerous for drivers

In June of 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a warning concerning the dangers of those bright LED streetlights you have seen lining New York streets. These LEDs emit a blue light that can disrupt your sleep and result in increased health risks such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. In addition, the AMA believes that these lights wreak havoc with a driver's night vision. This means that the city's LED lights may have contributed to the car accident you had a few nights ago.

Your smartphone distracts you even when you aren't using it

Smartphones are practically ubiquitous in our society. As many as 77 percent of adults in the United States used a smart phone in 2016, and that number will probably increase in coming years. The average smartphone user interacts with the phone more than 2,500 times a day, between clicking, swiping and searching.

Is your seat belt truly safe?

Seat belt laws have been in effect across the nation for many years. In 2015, seat belts saved the lives of approximately 14,000 people that were involved in car accidents. However, seat belts are not custom made for each driver. In general, car manufacturers install seat belts that can protect the average 40-year-old male. This begs the question, if you do not fit the "average 40-year-old man" mold, is your seat belt truly safe? Can it actually do more harm than good if you are involved in a car accident?

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