That bicyclist you nearly hit when you were rushing to work, the store, or church on Sunday morning was someone’s relative: a mother, wife, daughter, husband, or son. They were just trying to get some exercise outdoors. Bicyclists have the right to be on the roadway, just like other road users. Of course, they must also obey the same traffic rules as other road users, but so should drivers when encountering a cyclist.
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Many patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery where a 3T heater cooler unit was used have been developing serious life-threatening infections. Sadly, in many cases, patients have died. These infections have been identified as Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera). Many have been linked to the 3T heater cooler unit manufactured in Germany by LivaNova (formerly Sorin). The Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System is used during open-heart surgery to regulate a patient’s body temperature.
In frontal impact collisions, seatbelts and airbags are intended to protect us from serious injury. In addition, in rear impacts, it is the seatback that serves as the restraint system. The seatback and head rest are intended to hold the head and torso in place when a vehicle is struck from behind. However, seatback failures occur all too commonly in rear impact collisions, often resulting in catastrophic injuries to the occupant as well as anyone sitting in the seat behind.
Advances in crash avoidance technology (CAT) means that motor vehicles are now safer than ever before. As a result of engineering techniques, new technologies, and the ability to analyze crash data, manufacturers can now build safer vehicles. While Jaime Jackson Law advocates that safety should never be an option, crash avoidance technology advances mean consumers can choose the safety features they feel best keep them safe on the road. A drawback, however, are CAT repair costs. But, what price are we willing to put on safety?