A care home CEO accused of violating provincial legislation in a retire-rehire scenario that gave him a raise during a salary freeze now faces new allegations.
A care home CEO accused of violating provincial legislation in a retire-rehire scenario that gave him a raise during a salary freeze now faces new allegations.
After a six-hour wait in a Winnipeg emergency room, Bonnie Guagliardo returned home without seeing a doctor. She was found dead the next morning.
A serious car collision in Tamarac can result in severe injuries, including spinal cord injuries, burns, and other injuries. In addition to being painful and devastating, these injuries can require literally years of healing time and recovery. In some cases, the injuries prove permanent and require a lifetime of care. If you have suffered a serious injury, it is important that you:
1) Get the best medical treatment you can. Seek help immediately after a traffic accident, since in some cases injuries can become fatal if not addressed right away. If you have been in a traffic collision in Tamarac or any other community, it is a good idea to seek medical attention, even if you do not have any serious symptoms or any symptoms at all. At the very least, you will want to be evaluated for head injury. In addition, you will want to get follow up care and possibly a second opinion if your injuries are serious. Unfortunately, medical mistakes and misdiagnosis in Tamarac and Florida can cause car accident patients to suffer even more serious injury and complications, so paying close attention to your medical care is vital.
2) Find a support system. Injuries don’t just cause physical pain. A severe traffic accident can also cause emotional trauma and upset. It is important to find a support system that can help you through the emotional healing process as your body heals. You can look for support groups in your area and turn to friends and family for help. If you feel depressed or are having trouble recovering emotionally from your injuries, speak with your doctor. He or she will be able to recommend counseling or other options that can help you.
3) Take care of your finances and legal rights. The insurance claims process after a traffic accident can be confusing and in many cases you may have the right to file a legal claim. The financial and legal aspects of your case can determine how much compensation you receive for your injuries. If you have been seriously injured and your healing process will take some time, it is very important to pursue the fairest compensation you are entitled to. Without it, you may end up paying some of the costs of your injury on your own, and this can cause significant financial distress at a time when you need no additional stress. To help safeguard your rights, consult with a personal injury attorney in Tamarac or your community to review your options.
4) Prevent further injury. One of the risks with a serious injury is secondary injury. For example, if you have sustained a head injury in a Tamarac car collision, balance and vision issues resulting from your injury could put you more at risk for slip and fall injuries in your Tamarac home. If you have sustained a serious injury, speak with your doctor about the steps you should take to minimize the risk of complications and secondary injury. This may involve making your home more accessible or it may mean getting physical therapy or other forms of therapy.
According to statistics:
•Florida has a high percentage of drivers. 4 out of 5 Florida residents are licensed drivers. In the Miami area, for example, about 15.3 million people out of a population of 19.3 are licensed motorists. In addition, there are an unknown number of drivers on Florida roads who drive without licenses. Experts estimate that 1-3% of drivers may be unlicensed motorists.
•Your chances of being in a car collision in Miami and other Florida cities may not be as high as you fear. In 2013, less than 1.3% of Florida’s licensed drivers are expected to be involved in a traffic crash.
•The toll of car accidents in Miami is high. In 2010 alone, there were 235,461 car accidents in Florida, with 2,261 of them resulting in deaths. In Miami-Dade County alone, there were 248 deaths due to traffic accidents that year.
•Where you live can affect your chances of a significant car accident injury. Miami Dade leads Florida counties for traffic fatalities, with 248 reported in 2010. That same year, there were 160 car accident fatalities in Broward County, 151 fatalities in Hillsborough County, 129 in Orange County, and 113 in Palm Beach County.
•Certain times are more dangerous when it comes to traffic accidents. According to statistics, 55.3% of fatal traffic accidents in Miami and other cities occur at night. Weekends see more accidents than weekdays, with Saturday accounting for 19% of fatalities. The highest number of car accidents in Florida occur in March, with more than 9.4% of car accident occurring during that month.
•Where you drive also has an impact. Close to 38% of fatal traffic accidents in 2010 occurred on two-way roadways.
•You are more likely to be killed in a car accident or truck accident in Miami or Florida if you are a man. 70.9% of people killed in car accident in 2010 in Florida were men while 29.1% of fatalities were women.
•The causes of car accidents vary. Statistics show that the most common causes of car crashes are distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, inexperienced motorists, and weather.
If you have been in a car accident or pedestrian accident in Miami or any other community, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney as well as a doctor. A good personal injury lawyer in Miami or your community can help you review your legal options as well as the likely total costs of your injuries. In the end, car accidents are about more than just numbers. Even if statistically you have a low risk of being in an accident, you may find yourself seriously injured in a collision due to someone’s negligence or recklessness. If this happens, you may be have legal options that allow you to seek compensation for pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, medical costs, and other expenses related to your injury.
They've finally done it. The National Transportation Safety Board today recommended lowering the blood-alcohol level for drunk driving to .05%.
Washington, D.C. May 14 — A common benchmark in the United States for determining when a driver is legally drunk is not doing enough to prevent alcohol-related crashes that kill about 10,000 people each year and should be made more restrictive, transportation safety investigators say.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommended on Tuesday that all 50 states adopt a blood-alcohol content (BAC) cutoff of 0.05 compared to the 0.08 standard on the books today and used by law enforcement and the courts to prosecute drunk driving…
The NTSB investigates transportation accidents and advocates on safety issues. It cannot impose its will through regulation and can only recommend changes to federal and state agencies or legislatures, including Congress.
But the independent agency is influential on matters of public safety and its decisions can spur action from like-minded legislators and transportation agencies nationwide. States set their own BAC standards….
In the early 1980s, when grass-roots safety groups brought attention to drunk driving, many states required a 0.15 BAC rate to demonstrated intoxication.
But over the next 24 years, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other groups pushed states to adopt the 0.08 BAC standard, the last state falling in line in 2004…
Based upon this recommendation — and, as in the past, some pressure on the states to withhold federal highway funds if the new DUI standard is not adopted — it is likely that we will all see the.05% level enacted as law over the next few years.
The article mentioned an earlier blood-alcohol level of .15% in some states. Let me offer a more accurate history to give context to today's federal action….
The original drunk driving laws were simple and fair: Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Then, many years ago, law enforcement came up with crude devices to measure alcohol on the breath of drunk driving suspects. But what did, say, a .13% blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) mean? They turned to the American Medical Association which, in 1938, created a "Committee to Study Problems of Motor Vehicle Accidents"; at the same time, the National Safety Council set up a "Committee on Tests for Intoxication".
After some study, these two groups came up with their findings: a driver with .15% BAC or higher could be presumed to be "under the influence"; those under .15% could not. That’s right: .15%. And that recommendation lasted for 22 years. But prosecutors and certain groups of "concerned mothers" were not happy with the low DUI arrest and conviction rates.
Under increasing political pressure, the committees "revisited" the question in 1960 and agreed to lower the presumed level of intoxication to .10%. Had the human body changed in 22 years? Had the AMA been negligent in their earlier studies? Or were politics and law trumping scientific truth?
Well, the arrest and conviction rates shot up, but there were still too many people escaping the DUI net. Then MADD was formed by Candy Lightner (later to quit the organization in disgust and become a spokesperson for the liquor industry). Soon after, legislation began appearing in many states that created a second crime: driving with a BAC of .10% or higher.
This new crime did not require the driver to be affected by alcohol: even if sober, he would be guilty if his blood-alcohol was .10%. In effect, it completely ignored the questions of intoxication, driving impairment and individual tolerance to alcohol. And, despite questions of double jeopardy, the individual could be charged and even convicted of both the traditional DUI and the new .10% crimes! This gave police and prosecutors a powerful new weapon, and drunk driving arrests/convictions jumped once again.
This was not good enough. Under increasing pressure from an ever more powerful MADD, in 1990 four states lowered the blood-alcohol level in DUI cases to .08%; others soon followed and, ten years later, federal politicians (with one eye on MADD) passed an appropriations bill in effect coercing all states into adopting the new .08% BAC standard.
Since then, there has been continued pressure on federal agencies and state legislatures to drop the blood-alcohol level to .05% — resulting in today's announcement by the NTSB.
What is the next step in MADD's march toward a new era of Prohibition? Well, that should be obvious: .01% — exactly as is currently used across the country on drivers under the age of 21.
Not coincidentally, these .01% so-called "zero tolerance" laws were also championed by MADD and imposed on all of the states by the feds with the threat of withholding highway funds.
(Thanks to Matthew S. Kensky and "Joe" for the article.)
Another North Carolina driver has been charged with driving while impaired after an alcohol test registered 0.0 percent alcohol concentration, according to the Gaston Gazette. This time, the results of a blood test reportedly are not yet available, but authorities accuse the mayor of New Bern, North Carolina of DWI.
Police say that two people reported a Chevrolet van driving erratically Monday morning. Havelock police responded to the area and stopped a Chevy van on U.S. 70 shortly before 7:45 in the morning. Officers apparently requested the driver to perform roadside field sobriety tests based upon his alleged driving conduct. Officials claim that the Mayor did not perform well enough to pass the tests. The officer apparently also believed that the mayor was “acting funny,” according to the Gazette. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI.
The man reportedly took a Breathalyzer test, which reportedly showed that the man had no alcohol in his system. Authorities claim that the man submitted a blood sample for further toxicology testing, the results of which have not been completed. The Mayor appeared before a magistrate who reportedly found probable cause to support DWI charges.
The Mayor told the Gazette that he had overslept Monday morning and was running late. During the roadside tests the Mayor says that he could not perform a balancing test due to his progress recovering from hip replacement surgery in November.
North Carolina law allows authorities to bring drunk driving charges based upon an alcohol reading measuring 0.08 percent or greater. But, authorities may also accuse a person of driving drunk based upon an officer’s observations of driving conduct and of a person’s performance in field sobriety tests. But, FSTs are not foolproof. Generally, North Carolina drivers may also be charged with driving while impaired by drugs.
Source: Gaston Gazette, “NC mayor accused of DWI, disputes charge,” New Bern Sun Journal, May 6, 2013
Doctors are recommending Greyhound bus killer Vince
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Teen drivers may be more at risk when it comes to car collisions in Pembroke Pines and other communities, according to researchers. The culprit, according to many experts, is that young drivers have less driving experience than older drivers and may not yet have honed the skills necessary to avoid traffic collisions in Pembroke Pines or their communities. This may be one reason why teen drivers have higher accident rates.
There are many ways that experts claim parents can help their teen drivers stay safer while they develop their driving skills:
• Get extra lessons for teens with driving instructors
• Limit teen driver’s driving privileges and only gradually add privileges as the teen develops their driving skills
• Set firm rules about no cell phone use, no passengers, and no additional distractions that can lead to road accidents
The University of North Carolina has an additional idea. The university has developed an app, Time to Drive, for teen users. The iPhone app allows teens and parents to set goals in order to gain specific driving experience and driving skills. Teens and parents can track progress as young drivers gain experience with bad weather, interstate driving, nigh driving, and other skills. The app is not intended to be used when driving; drivers open it after driving to log experience and the app works in the background as someone drives. According to senior research associate Arthur Goodwin, Time to Drive encourages teens to get driving experience in a range of situations.
There are other apps and devices on the market aimed at teen drivers, too. A free distracted-driving app for teen drivers is available from Esurance and Cellcontrol. The app prevents drivers from getting or sending texts while the car is in motion. OrigoSafe is a device that prevents a driver from starting their car until their phones are docked. The system is an ignition interlock system and does not require a monthly cost.
DriveCam is similar to a nanny cam and allows parents to keep an eye – literally – on their teen drivers. The camera sends out alerts if a teen drives beyond a certain area or swerves or speeds. The cam service is offered by Sprint. Sprint also offers a pay-per-month Sprint Drive First service. This service disables a driver’s ability to text when their car is moving more than 10 mph.
Do these devices and apps help to prevent car and pedestrian accidents in Pembroke Pines and other communities? In some cases, it may be useful for drivers to get a reminder to turn their cell phones off when driving. In the end, however, it may be more useful for teens to learn to turn their own cell phones off behind the wheel. For parents, these apps and devices, however, can help provide some peace of mind and can be another tool in helping to prevent distracted driving.
Riding in the back of a pickup truck will soon be illegal in Manitoba.