from Photographers' Blog:

Life of a crash test dummy

February 2, 2014

Landsberg, Germany

By Michael Dalder

Have you ever thought about the number of cars that are on the road every day?

According to research by WardsAuto, in 2010 the number of cars in operation around the globe grew to more than 1 billion for the very first time.

from India Insight:

Know your rights: staying safe in India’s rape capital

January 11, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily of Thomson Reuters)

from MacroScope:

Personal safety and economic health in New York City

May 2, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg often makes the point that the city’s economic health depends on steadily reducing crime rates. Speaking late last week at at a conference organized by the Regional Plan Association, a group that tries to improve the quality of life in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, Bloomberg said:

from George Chen:

China’s toxic leaks and social unrest

By George Chen
August 15, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

What does PX mean? That's the keyword for China from the past 24 hours.

State media reported that residents of Dalian were recently forced to flee when a storm battering the northeast Chinese coast, whipping up waves that burst through a dyke protecting a local chemical plant. The plant produces paraxylene (PX), a toxic petrochemical used in polyester.

from George Chen:

Not just an accident

By George Chen
July 25, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

We’ve talked about whether China's economy will have a soft or hard landing. In fact, what China needs is a pause. Lots of things in China may be moving way too fast. Including our trains.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Texting on the lawn, a rough row to mow?

July 13, 2011

This is the season when thousands of people are being injured by doing really stupid things with a dangerous gadget, and I guess nothing can be done about it because it's probably protected by that Second Amendment.

from Reuters Money:

Please don’t kill our product safety, consumer groups say

May 13, 2011

It has been but a few months since the U.S. launched a database that catalogs safety problems reported by consumers. That repository of information along with third party testing of certain children's products were created under the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which has been credited with improving the safety of imported toys and other goods.

from From Reuters.com:

Factbox: Toyota’s U.S. recalls rose with fast growth

March 25, 2010

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's displaced Ford Motor Co as No. 2 in the U.S. market in 2007, and the following year it unseated General Motors Co as the world's largest automaker.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Guess they’re SERIOUS about no-smoking here!

January 5, 2010

Kelli, it's me. Bob. Yeah, we're still on that vacation you booked for us, but listen, we have a question.

from The Great Debate UK:

Is the Internet a dangerous playground?

August 14, 2009

caroline-cockerill- Caroline Cockerill is the Internet Safety Advocate at Symantec, UK. The opinions expressed are her own.-