Do Safer Cars Make NASCAR Drivers Behave More Recklessly?

In 1975, Dr. Sam Peltzman hypothesized that more automobile safety regulations lead to offsetting behavior by participants; that is, as drivers gain comfort through safety enhancements, they drive more recklessly. This phenomenon is known as the Peltzman Effect, and with the Daytona 500 just a few days away, it's… » 2/20/14 11:56am 2/20/14 11:56am

ESPN Still Doesn't Require X Games Competitors To Wear Safety Equipment

When snowmobiler Caleb Moore died due to injuries suffered competing in January's Winter X Games, event owner ESPN responded that it "works closely on safety issues with athletes." Events this weekend in Barcelona suggest the Worldwide Leader's concern only goes so far. » 5/21/13 1:00pm 5/21/13 1:00pm

Will The NHL Mandate Visors Before Someone Loses An Eye And A Career?

There's been no update on Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, who left the game after taking a deflected puck in the eye. He did not go to the hospital, which is great news. (The puck appears to have struck just above the soft tissue, in the brow or orbit. It was only a matter of chance and of millimeters if his actual eye… » 3/06/13 9:50am 3/06/13 9:50am

Of Rangers And Railings

The death of Shannon Stone, the man who died after falling at Rangers Ballpark, had personal meaning for me. As a kid, I had an irrational, omnipresent fear that I would trip and fall while descending the aisle in the upper deck, and go over the edge. Especially at Shea Stadium, where the stairs were alarmingly steep. » 7/08/11 1:35pm 7/08/11 1:35pm