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THE TOP TYPES OF DANGEROUS CONDUCT BY U.S. DRIVERS

Every weekday you get in the car and drive to work. You know a decent portion of your day is spent on the roads, so you do your best to act responsibly and safely behind the wheel. However, your fate is not entirely in your own hands. Your safety out on the roads also depends on how other drivers act.

MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR AWARD IN TALCUM POWDER ASBESTOS SUIT

Attorneys openly wept in a courtroom earlier this month after jurors handed down an $80 million award in punitive damages for their client. The plaintiff, a 46-year-old investment banker, says that he developed lung cancer as the result of asbestos in his talcum powder. He sued the makers of the powder, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and the company that mined the talc -- Imerys SA. This brings the plaintiff's total award to $117 million.

SENATOR: AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY STILL NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Self-driving cars may well end up significantly reducing injuries and fatalities on the nation's roads. However, there are still issues that need to be worked out. Two recent fatal crashes involving autonomous vehicles have some consumers, manufacturers and legislators concerned.

Elderly people can be seriously harmed by unsafe conditions

As we get older, it's not uncommon to develop balance problems and limitations to our mobility. We also generally experience some vision and cognitive decline. For all of these reasons, elderly people may be more likely to fall than younger people.

How debt piles up following a car accident

Car accidents cost millions upon millions of dollars each year. The cost of a car accident is not singular. Yes, car accidents cost quite a bit of money when it comes to physical damage to the vehicle, but they also cost money in various other ways. One of those ways is when the victim of a car accident cannot return to work and winds up going into debt. This is another cost of car accidents.

What are your rights as a cyclist in Kentucky?

As a regular cyclist, you may have noticed that cars do not always afford you the consideration that you deserve. Unfortunately, many Kentucky drivers infringe on bike lanes, cut off bikers to make turns or fail to respect their space. However, you are awarded the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles on the road, with a few notable exceptions. Do you know your rights as a biker? 

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