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January 2015 Archives

A look at roadside worker fatalities across the country

New Jersey workers may be interested in some data about the prevalence of fatalities where roadside workers are concerned. Though the number killed every year appears to be dropping, the risk of work injury or death remains great.

Keeping New Jersey drivers informed about impaired driving

On average, one person dies in an accident caused by an impaired driver every 51 minutes. This translated to 10,322 people dying in 2012 in impaired driving accidents, which was 31 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States. In addition to the human cost, these accidents cost $59 billion annually. In 2010, 1.4 million people were taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Understanding hyper-extension injuries caused by a collision

New Jersey residents may find the explanation of the symptoms and causes of whiplash provided by the American Chiropractic Association useful. Often referred to as cervical strain or a hyper-extension injury, this common ailment is caused the most by vehicle collisions and can lead to further complications if not properly addressed. An individual who has been recently involved in an accident of this nature should note that symptoms may not show until several days afterwards.

Fatalities and injuries increase in trucking accidents

As New Jersey drivers know, the incidence of truck accidents increased in 2012 as compared with the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This reflects an increase in the number of truckers and occupants of passenger vehicles injured or killed in crashes involving 333,000 large trucks.