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When Your Kids Start Driving: Teen Driver Safety Tips When your kids move from the passenger seat to the driver’s seat, things can get more complicated – and scary. In fact, as the NHTSA reports, motor vehicle crashes kill nearly 2,000 teens and injure about 99,000 others every year. So, as your children learn to drive and navigate the roads on their own, here are the most important driving safety issues to discuss with…
We all know that full-contact sports like football can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), but we’re just beginning to learn is that nearly 400,000 military service members have been affected by TBI since the attacks in the U.S. on 9/11 in 2001. Those most prevalent cases include those who have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where service members have been exposed to concussions from mortars, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other explosives. “They say…
Imagine you’re just going to the grocery store down the road one evening to rent a movie from Red Box and on the way there you are literally blind-sided and T-boned by another driver. You come to and you are bleeding, and unsure of how badly injured you are. As the dust settles, you see the other vehicle that looks like an SUV, but the driver isn’t in their vehicle. You look around and see…
Chances are if you haven’t been to cannabis festival, a New Age herbal conference, or peruse the latest herbal remedies from around the globe, you probably haven’t heard of Kratom. However, it’s important to be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ramping up its case against this herb, whose scientific names is mitragyna speciose. The herb is derived from a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and…
It’s easy to get complacent. You’ve heard many times that drunk driving is deadly. You know it’s a risk. After a while, though, you start to forget just how bad it is. While this is normal, it’s also dangerous. People must realize what a threat drunk driving poses if it’s ever going to stop. To help, here are seven frightening facts: No other single factor causes more deadly accidents in the United States, according to…
For years, bartenders and police officers have been noticing a trend: There are lot of people who get absolutely blitzed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Where and why the trend started is open to question, but it’s definitely become a social phenomenon with a life of its own. This means that drivers need to be wary if they’re on the road on “Drinksgiving.” Here are some facts you should know: Alcohol-related highway deaths surge during…
Pedestrian accidents are often horrific because they put a human up against a much heavier vehicle. Where the human body is more fragile, the vehicle is shored up with a steel frame. For the victims of pedestrian accidents, there are some very serious injuries that might come with the accident. We understand that many pedestrian accident injuries are difficult to overcome. Some of these might include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and others…
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently released a report on fatal vehicle crashes in 2016. There are some unexpected findings. The number of fatal car accidents rose 5.6 percent over the prior year, which is more than twice the jump in overall traffic. Accidents involving motorcyclists rose over 5 percent, while those involving pedestrians jumped 9 percent. Interestingly, the number of fatalities caused by distracted drivers was down by 2.2 percent. Distracted driving can…
Lack of sleep and other issues have been determined to be at least part of the cause of crashes involving trucks here in New Jersey. That includes the tragic crash that seriously injured comedian Tracey Morgan and killed his close friend. Nonetheless, the Trump administration has elected not to pursue a rule previously proposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT sought to require testing for sleep apnea in truckers and other mass transit…
Halloween costumes are already in the stores and available online. Likely, your kids have already been thinking about how they will dress up to go trick-or-treating. Whether your children want to dress as Wonder Woman, someone from Beauty and the Beast or a Game of Thrones character, it’s important to keep their safety in mind if they’re going to be walking through the neighborhood in their costumes. The rate of vehicle/pedestrian accidents involving kids on