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September 2019 Archives

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Individuals who follow the news may be aware that over the last several years, the brains of many former deceased National Football League players have been tested for a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Also known as CTE, this condition is caused by repeated head trauma and may result in serious health problems for sufferers before their deaths. Because of the nature of their work, football players are exposed to repeated head trauma, and despite the use of helmets in sanctioned NFL games, many still develop the sometimes deadly and often devastating condition.

Commercial drivers need to prepare for these fall events

Summer may have the highest motor vehicle accident rate of the year, but fall can still be a chaotic season for commercial drivers. High school and college students are going back to school, and the colder weather and decreasing sunlight is making more residents spend more time in their houses.

Ways to prevent drowsy driving in teens during the school year

Health specialists often emphasize how important it is for a teenager to get enough sleep at night because it’s been getting progressively more difficult to do so lately. Not only do laptops and phones give them plenty of distractions to keep them up right before they go to bed, but they may end up staying up extra hours to get all their homework done after a busy day at school with their extracurricular activities.

Construction workers face many dangers on the job

According to the federal Department of Labor, around 6 million people are employed in the construction industry. This population makes up about 4% of all workers across the nation, but surprisingly, construction workers suffer a disproportionate number of on-the-job fatalities than workers in all other fields. In 2012, around 4,100 American workers were killed in work-related accidents, and about 800 of those fatalities claimed construction workers' lives.

What are critical bus safety tips for your child?

With the school year well under way, the school bus makes its presence on roadways known. You might rely on bus services to bring your child to and from school. This arrangement conveniences you and allows you to arrive on time to work, but school buses are not without their risks.

Distracted driving is a huge problem in New Jersey

Distracted driving is deadly. That's a fact. Based on figures reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2017, distracted driving was responsible for 3,166 fatalities nationwide. In many cases, distracted driving is only slightly less dangerous than drunk driving. For example, if you're texting while driving 55 mph, you might as well drive "the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed."

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