Safety

2011 AT&T Winter National Championships - Day 2

Parents Who Lost Son To Drowning Helping Teach Other Kids Pool Safety

The program is a partnership with Connecticut-based ZAC Foundation, an organization Karen and Brian Cohn started after the death of their 6-year-old son Zachary, who became trapped underwater when his arm got stuck in a pool drain.

06/22/2015

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DePaul Expert: Jet Hacker May Help Improve Air Safety

(CBS) — A computer hacker told the FBI he took control of a jetliner’s engines not long after he departed a flight that passed through Chicago. Is he just bragging? Or has he exposed a […]

05/18/2015

This is what the streetscape will look like in Lakeview at Lincoln and Welling and Southport. (Chicago Department of Transportation)

Lakeview Streetscrape Will Put Tables On Streets, Polka Dots On Sidewalks

Some residents worry about how all the vanishing lanes will slow down traffic. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/04/2015

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How Effective Is Latest Protective Headgear?

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talked to those who use and make them, and those who say buyer beware.

03/17/2015

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Are Moms Overinvolved in Their Kids’ Online Lives?

CHICAGO (CBS) — With sites like Instagram, Snapchat and Kik gaining in popularity among tweens and teens, parents face unique challenges in keeping kids safe while trying to foster independence. In a recent New York Times blog […]

02/25/2015

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Chicagoans Are Safer Than They Think, Claims Index Of The World’s Safest Cities

According to this, Chicagoans are safer than they think. Do the numbers have you convinced?

02/04/2015

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Metra Takes Railroad Safety Program On The Road

Metra says 29 people were killed in accidents involving Metra trains last year.

01/15/2015

A Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Fire Rescue Officer Puts Out A Turkey Fryer Fire. (Broward County Sheriff Photo)

Deep-Frying A Turkey? Heed These Safety Tips

Chicago area resident Serafino Alfe ended up at Loyola’s burn center the day before Thanksgiving in 2011, after an accident while deep-frying turkeys for a fundraiser dinner left him with third-degree burns.

11/27/2014

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WATCH: Do Bicyclists In Chicago Deserve A Bad Rap?

CBS 2 cameras spent hours catching the chaos of drivers, bikers and pedestrians on the streets. Chris Martinez reports.

11/06/2014

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Five Travel Scams To Avoid

Here are five of the most common travel scams you need to be on the lookout for when traveling.

10/30/2014

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List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall

A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?

10/22/2014

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US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.

10/22/2014

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How To DIY Safely

From simple home repairs to high-scale improvements, DIY projects can provide an enjoyable experience and rewarding results.

07/16/2014

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Bicycling Is Popular — Helmets, Not As Much

Helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 87 percent. But by some estimates only a quarter of all cyclists wear them. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/11/2014

Firecrackers, which are illegal in the state of Colorado, are on display June 28, 2001 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Smith/Getty Images)

Authorities Urge Caution Over July 4 Holiday

Chicago police and fire officials are reminding residents to make safety a priority when celebrating the July 4 holiday.

07/03/2014

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Are Self-Driving Cars Legal?

Autonomous vehicle developers are testing self-driving cars on public streets, but don’t expect to buy your own just yet.

06/23/2014

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Metra Under Federal Scrutiny Following Safety Complaints

A team of 12 federal investigators will focus on Metra’s operations, testing, and training. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

06/06/2014

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From Home To Car: The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost upon us. The holiday marks the beginning of the summer season, and as such, it’s also the beginning of summer vacation for many.

05/21/2014

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GM Adds 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo Cars To Growing Recall List

The recall is General Motors’ 29th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.

05/21/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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