Safety

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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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

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2 Investigators: Some Trucking Firms On Federal Watch List For Safety Violations

The issue is fatigued driving: truckers who violate federal regulations that limit the hours they can stay on the road without a break. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/08/2014

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2 Investigators: Injured Fans File Lawsuits Against Major Concert Promoter

They just wanted to see their favorite performers in concert, but ended up in the hospital instead. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on lawsuits filed against Live Nation.

04/10/2014

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Group: Walgreens Pharmacies Are Compromising Security Of Patient Information

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with Change to Win, which has says some Illinois customers may have been victims.

03/20/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

Annealed glass, which can shatter into shards, is found across the city. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Older Glass Windows Are Potentially Deadly

Annealed glass is found in windows in older homes, schools and storefronts exempt from more current rules requiring safer, tempered glass windows. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

02/17/2014

The Chrysler 200 has several "smart" safety features. (CBS)

Chicago Auto Show: Cars Do Some Of The Driving For You

(CBS) – Safety is a major theme at the Chicago Auto Show. CBS 2’s Ed Curran takes a look at some of the features being highlighted beginning this weekend. The new Chrysler 200, for example, […]

02/07/2014

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