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    How many accidents in North Texas include motorcyclists?

    How many accidents in North Texas include motorcyclists?

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

    TxDOT is launching its "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles" campaign and reminding drivers to remain alert and watch carefully for motorcycles on Texas roadways.

    In 2023 in Texas, 599 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes and 2,483 motorcyclists were seriously injured. The number of motorcyclists killed on Texas roads increased by 7% last year, and intersection fatal crashes in our state increased by 21%.

    On today's Ask the Expert, we have Alice Rios, spokesperson with TXDOT.

    How many of these accidents we see in North Texas include motorcyclists?

    Why does anger threaten our hearts?

    Why does anger threaten our hearts?

    They call it one of the seven deadly sins. It's rage. And it doesn't just hurt your spirit, it can actually be physically dangerous as well.
    There's new research from the American Heart Association that says anger is a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. It's all very medical, but the bottom line is.. if you can't control your anger, you could be looking for real trouble. Your risk could go as high as five times normal

    On today's Ask The Expert, Dr. Kenneth Saland joined us. He's a cardiologist at Texas Health Dallas.

    Why are accessible swimming lessons crucial for preventing drownings?

    Why are accessible swimming lessons crucial for preventing drownings?

    Knowing how to swim isn't just out of fun for the summer, it's also important to recognize that not everyone has always had the opportunity to learn to swim. This is why it is so important to recognize, in order to save lives around the water-- swimming lessons should be available for everyone.

    "Only 46% of Black and 47% of Latine children had swimming lessons, compared to 72% of white children," according to a parent survey (Northwestern/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). Studies show there is a generational influence, if the parent doesn't know how to swim, most likely, the child will not learn either.

    To help break this cycle, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is stepping in with the goal to eliminate childhood drowning (CDC says drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4). The Y partners with apartment complexes across the metroplex to offer free Safety Around Water lessons (SAW) to children who otherwise wouldn't have access. Last year, the SAW program served 5,834 swimmers!

    On Ask the Expert, Jen Pewitt joined the KRLD Afternoon News. She is the Vice President of the YMCA Metropolitan Dallas.

    How can the law keep up with the rise of AI-enabled crimes?

    How can the law keep up with the rise of AI-enabled crimes?

    Last week.... A former Baltimore high school athletic director was arrested for allegedly using artificial intelligence to impersonate the school principal in a recording that included racist and antisemitic comments about individuals at the school.

    The investigators say the athletic director faked the principal's voice. They are now facing charges that include theft, stalking, disruption of school operations and retaliation against a witness.

    On Ask the Expert, Dr. Alex Del Carmen joined the KRLD Afternoon News. He is Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University.

    He shares his concern with how common these AI crimes are becoming and how far behind the law is in being able to prosecuting AI crimes.

    How can the community help provide meals to those in need?

    How can the community help provide meals to those in need?


    The Tarrant Area Food Bank is busy around the clock and calendar. but it's this time of year that often gets the busiest. Families are geting ready to figure out how they will provide meals for their kids that are out of school. The food bank is bracing for a deficit in food supply in its warehouse amidst rising demand.

    On Ask the Expert, Stephen Raeside joined the KRLD Afternoon News. He is their Chief External Affairs Officer. He invites everyone who wants to make a difference with the Food Bank to join them for their annual fundraiser. Empty Bowls is happening Friday, April 26th from 11a-1p at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Round Up Inn. Visit their website for tickets.

    Why don't most Americans want to buy electric cars?

    Why don't most Americans want to buy electric cars?

    There's a bit of a disconnect between electric car makers and the people that would buy them.

    A new report from Edmunds finds the big EV makers just miss on what those consumers want in order to make that kind of purchase.

    They're too expensive and the electric cars don't run long enough on a single charge are two of them.

    On today's Ask The Expert, Jerry Reynolds, The Car Pro joined us.

    How can you protect yourself from missing person scams?

    How can you protect yourself from missing person scams?

    The Garland Police Department is cautioning the public on a potential scam involving missing persons, and other posts of personal information on social media.

    Recently, the Garland Police Department responded to a report of a missing person, in which the family received alarming calls from unidentified individuals claiming to have their missing family member and demanding money for their return.

    Thankfully, the missing person returned home safely and the ransom request was deemed to be fraudulent.

    Unfortunately, this type of scam is not uncommon, and the Garland Police Department is urging the public to exercise caution when posting personal information about missing persons on flyers or social media platforms. Scammers frequently hide behind fake profiles to target emotionally vulnerable parents and loved ones.

    Always be wary of unsolicited requests for currency, and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

    On Ask the Expert, Lieutenant Pedro Barineau with the Garland Police Department joins us on the KRLD Afternoon News.

     

     

     

    Ask The Expert: Why is Dallas turning into a financial superpower?

    Ask The Expert: Why is Dallas turning into a financial superpower?

    The Dallas Fort Worth area is known as a new hub for businesses to move to. Our area has grown to include two dozen companies in the Fortune 500. We're the home for companies, like AT&T, Toyota North America, and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

    But, north Texas is also turning into a superpower in the banking industry.

    A new report in Bloomberg finds DFW is now second in the country in the number of people that work in finance. Chicago and Los Angeles are now behind the Metroplex in sheer numbers.

    Three of Wall Street's biggest banks started work on new places here in north Texas just this year.

    Why are we seeing so many more auto-pedestrian crashes?

    Why are we seeing so many more auto-pedestrian crashes?

    This has been a real problem over the last few weeks... as we're seeing more cases of cars running into people. Another one just happened today in Denton County.

    Med Star says it's answered calls for more than 50 auto-pedestrian crashes on the freeways, just in the Fort Worth area. Almost a third of those turned fatal.
    In all, they've had more than 700 auto-pedestrian incidents when you include all the surface streets and feeder roads as well.

    MedStar says the best advice, if you break down... stay in your car and call for help.

    On today's Ask The Expert, Matt Zavadsky joined us from MedStar.