Some pet owners in New Jersey have taken objection to law enforcement officers and the public categorizing pit bulls as cold and vicious killers. While New Jersey law doesn’t specifically identify pit bulls as unlawful, public perception of these dogs is quite different. Pit Bulls are often feared and regarded as dangerous dogs with a propensity to bite. However, are they really vicious killers?The term pit bull is a blanket term that is often used to describe multiple breeds of dog, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The president of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety group recently urged New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy to sign Senate Bill 824 into law. This bill would require ignition interlock devices to be installed in the vehicles of all convicted drunk drivers in the state – no exceptions. Not even first-time offenders would be allowed to drive without an ignition interlock device. If it is signed into law, New Jersey will join 33 other states with similar laws across the country.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 84,000 people were injured, and an additional 3,017 were killed in large trucking accidents in 2015. By 2017, the number of trucking accident fatalities had grown to 3,450 – the most in over a decade.
Trucking accident fatalities and injuries have steadily increased over the last ten years, despite the numerous advancements in safety and technology. To combat this rise in trucking crashes, the FMCSA has increased trucking safety regulations, but it hasn’t seemed to help. This is due, in some part, to truck drivers and trucking companies breaking those rules and regulations in an attempt to increase profits.
A workplace accident can occur at any time and to anyone. It can occur in an office or on a construction site. These accidents cause significant injuries that range from minor sprains to more serious traumatic brain injuries.
Work injuries lead to missed days of work and lost productivity for both employers and employees. In fact, the top ten most disabling workplace injuries cost businesses nearly $47 billion and accounted for nearly 85% of accident-related injuries that occurred at work.
Summer is finally in full swing, and families are typically found outside enjoying fun outings, sports games, and recreational activities. However, the long summer days also bring with them an increase in motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Sadly, accident victims of all ages are also at an increased risk for sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury during the summer months. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from some form of brain injury each year.
According to the National Safety Council, 4.5 million people were injured in car accidents in 2017. Those injuries ranged from minor broken bones and road rash to more serious and life-threatening brain injuries.
However, one of the most misunderstood and ridiculed injuries is whiplash. While you may have seen whiplash on TV shows as the punchline of a joke, in reality, it is no laughing matter.
Since 2013, Street Smart NJ has tried to increase pedestrian safety by running an annual summer safety campaign. Their main goal is to reduce the high number of pedestrian fatalities in the state of New Jersey by helping change the behaviors of both drivers and pedestrians.
Street Smart NJ partners with local police departments along the Jersey Shore. This year, they kicked off their annual campaign in Long Beach, New Jersey. Their annual campaigns are focused heavily on improving pedestrian safety during the busy beach season.
The ability to see is an essential part of our daily lives. It helps us process the ever-changing world around us and lets us interact with our family and friends. Without it, tasks like making dinner, commuting to work, and playing with our children could become challenging, and in some cases, impossible. When a medical or surgical mistake, as a result of a physician’s negligence, damages your eyesight, you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Anytime there are multiple lanes going in the same direction, a person is at risk of being involved in a sideswipe accident. In this type of crash, the left side of one vehicle hits the right side of the other. This typically occurs when one vehicle attempts to switch lanes but does so unsuccessfully, which is why they are often called blind spot accidents. A driver may accidentally drift into the adjacent lane, hitting a vehicle already in that lane. Intoxication, fatigue, road rage, ice, hydroplaning on wet roads and cell phone use are also common causes of sideswipe accidents.
While the purpose of Memorial Day is to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, for many it marks the beginning of summer. BBQs and pool parties are common, while others hit the road to go camping or visit the beach.
Whatever you plan to do this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to do it safely. It is not uncommon for a fun celebration to end in a trip to the ER due to an illness or injury. Stay healthy and avoid accidents with these tips.
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