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The determination to deter distracted driving

Decades have passed since drunk driving stops usually resulted in the police officer following the impaired driver home to “sleep it off.” Yet, as accidents causing injury and death grew and received more media attention, awareness of the deadly dangers of impaired operation increased as well. State lawmakers found themselves forced to revisit existing statutes to deter future acts of driving a vehicle while under the influence.

Would more lives have been saved if 55 survived?

As an oil crisis gripped the United States in the early seventies, leaders in the nation’s capital were looking for answers to a growing energy problem. Proposed solutions included a ban on ornamental lighting on cars and Sunday gas sales. Discussions began to hone in on lowering the national speed limit. Initial talks focused on the 40 to 55 miles per hour range.

Honda's history takes another hit

Desiccants are a common presence in many products, yet are rarely seen and often thrown away upon discovery. The substance induces dryness in any environment by reducing the level of moisture in the air. Certain types of clothing will have a small pack in a pocket to protect the material from damage. It also accompanies shipped electronics to minimize humidity. Cocoa, coffee and grains may be packed with them to prevent mold and rot that comes with condensation.

What safety obligations do water park operators face?

Attach the term "brain-eating" to anything and you will likely draw attention. Most of the time, the fear evoked is rooted in horror tales that are more imaginary than real, but as one recent story of the death of a New Jersey man confirms, this is not always the case.

New Jersey parking lots: riskier than expected

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports some alarming statistics about parking lot accidents and injuries. According to NSC data, there are more than 50,000 reported parking lot and garage structure accidents annually, resulting in 500 deaths and upwards of 60,000 injuries.

Is there a deadline for personal injury claims in New Jersey?

Anyone in New Jersey injured due to someone else's negligence has a right to seek compensation for losses incurred. The list of potential damages could include medical costs, lost wages, diminishment of normal previous function, emotional distress or other pain and suffering.

With some medical devices, you don't know what you don't know

There are regulatory protocols to follow for getting the government's OK to market most medical products in the U.S. Prescription drugs need to prove their effectiveness and safety through human trials. Manufacturers must provide data showing study results, side effects and more. Final approval only comes after a review by a panel of Food and Drug Administration scientists.

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