States with the Longest ER Wait Times [New Data]

Emergency department visits have been increasing steadily for more than 20 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 144.9 million emergency department (also commonly referred to as emergency room) visits in 2017, roughly a 50 percent increase from 1995. But it’s not just population growth that’s accounting for the spike. The…

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Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the United States (2018 Update)

Motor vehicle theft has been on a steady rise in the U.S. since 2014. Here’s how many cars were stolen (in America alone) in the most recent years we have official totals for: 2014 – 686,803 2015 – 713,063 2016 – 765,484 According to the Insurance Information Institute, “In addition, preliminary data from the FBI show that in the first…

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Safest Highways by State (2019 Ranking)

Do you know how many people were killed in car crashes in the U.S. in 2017? It’s not exactly a fun fact to carry around. 40,231 . . . That’s how many lives were tragically cut short in traffic accidents on American roads in 2017—up 15 percent compared to 2015. On the brighter side, preliminary…

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Phone Use and Driving Award

Our Scholarship Over 26% of all US car crashes involve phone use and, unfortunately, young drivers make up the majority of this statistic. Our work in this industry means that we feel we have a responsibility to help raise awareness regarding this issue and to try to encourage young drivers to reflect on their potentially…

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75 Best Kid Audiobooks for Road Trips

Planning your next family road trip, but unsure how you’re going to keep the kids entertained for hours and hours of driving time? Sure, you’ve downloaded everyone’s favorite game apps and movies, have your ultimate playlist ready to go, packed up tons of snacks, carefully selected your favorite coffee flask for the long journey, some…

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Best Adult Audiobooks for Road Trips

The written word has been a staple of human life since the dawn of the Sumerians in 3500 B.C. Since then, we have used it to invoke emotion to the utmost degree. Words make us cry; they make us fly; they make us alive. The great Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is no friend as…

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