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February 2012 Archives

Danger: Gray ahead. Baby Boomers retiring, driving.

Right in between the Greatest and the X lies the Boom. The largest generation in American history -- the Baby Boomers -- is starting to retire. That upward shift in American demographics is going to present some challenges to motorists, as a gray wave of Baby Boomers continues to drives it vehicles across Wisconsin and the rest of the nation.

Teenage drivers: Car crash fatalities on the rise

There's an excitement in the teen years, as kids take big steps toward adulthood. One of those big steps is when a teenager gets a driver's license. Along with the keys to their parents' car, it gives them not only a real taste of independence, but also real dangers associated with speed, inexperience behind the wheel and risk-taking.

Teen returns to site of accident that left her with brain, spine injuries

We've written before in this space about the teenager who sustained severe injuries in a fall at a Wisconsin amusement park. There's been a very positive update to her story: The 14-year-old recently appeared at a news conference to promote an expansion at the Madison children's hospital many credit with saving her life.

Trucking companies oppose required 34-hour rest period

In a previous post, we discussed how federal safety officials wanted to require electronic on-board recorders to be installed on trucks. This was to address the concern that truck drivers were fatigued behind the wheel, increasing the risk of causing a truck accident. The trucking industry challenged the requirement.

Effects of a traumatic brain injury on children can span 10 years

Accidents are unexpected and can happen in the blink of an eye. Those involved are often permanently affected, whether it is physically, emotionally or financially. But the situation can be even more frustrating if the accident was the result of someone else's negligence, carelessness or recklessness.

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