Everyone has heard the news regarding the automation of passenger vehicles, delivery vehicles and even large trucks to make them less prone to driver error. These so-called "driverless" vehicles (somewhat of a misnomer, since a driver can still operate the vehicle when it isn't in automated mode) are being piloted in cities across the country by such big names as Uber, Tesla and Google/Alphabet.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol's list has planned several checkpoints in Chattanooga in the days leading up to (and including) Independence Day. With July 4th being a notorious party holiday - and one of the busiest days of the year for DUI arrests - police will obviously be on the lookout for drunk drivers.
Getting a diagnosis of cancer begins a treatment journey unique to each person and affected family. Though two people may have the same type of cancer, how it affects someone depends on many individual factors.
A recent British study shows promising results for those suffering from the long-term effects of mesothelioma. While the study doesn't provide a cure for the disease, it could make tracking the progress of malignant epithelial and sarcomatoid mesotheliomas both less invasive and less expensive.
Getting behind the wheel can be a dangerous game. Even when you're a careful and defensive driver, there are other people on the road that can interfere with your safe driving and cause a crash.
A new report, Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States, released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that nearly half - 44 percent - of fatally injured, drug-tested drivers had marijuana, opioids or other substances in their system at the time of death. This rate represents a 16 percent rise from just a decade ago. At that time, 28 percent of deceased drivers tested positive for drugs.
Some experts think that new technologies that temporarily disable certain smartphone features while a vehicle is running may be key to stemming the tide of the distracted driving epidemic across America. Initially, distracted driving was limited to phone calls and texting. Now, however, drivers are inundated with temptations in the form of social media, sharing "selfies," navigation, music streaming, chats, email and more.
The legal fight against Johnson & Johnson and other companies who have allegedly exposed people to asbestos-laden talc or talc-based products such as baby powder continues to make headway.
A recent Tennessee case proves that police must have demonstrable probable cause to conduct a search when drug-related activity is suspected. In that case, the defendant, Terry Lamont Bowden, was pulled over in Franklin, Tennessee, for a window tint violation. The officer on the scene decided, after pulling him over, to bring in drug-sniffing dogs to determine if drugs were present in the vehicle.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children. But it's a surprisingly silent killer; it doesn't involve people screaming and waving their arms up until they gasp for that last breath. The reality is a lot different.