It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians. The combination of more people walking on or near the road after dark and people driving to and from parties with alcohol in their system is a deadly one.
Crashes involving tractor-trailers and other large trucks can be extremely dangerous to people in smaller vehicles that are involved in the collisions. However, anyone in the vicinity can be in peril as well.
When it comes to medications for children, even over-the-counter ones, administering the correct dosage is crucial. Even a bit too much of some drugs can potentially cause harm to a small, growing body.
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The doctor who is credited with discovering the condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) (and who was portrayed in the film Concussion by Will Smith) has some strong words for those who allow kids to play football. He says it's "the definition of child abuse."
If there's anything predictable about New Jersey weather, it's the unpredictability. Even a short motorcycle ride can begin in bright sunshine and end in a rainstorm. It's not just inexperienced motorcyclists find severe storms challenging, as veterans of the road can attest.
When you put your car in park, you feel safe that it's not going to move. Unfortunately, that's not always the case with some Ford vehicles. The automaker has recalled over 504,000 of its Fusion sedans and Escape SUVs with model years from 2013 to 2016.
Amusement parks are popular summer destinations along the Jersey Shore for tourists and locals alike. During this past Fourth of July week, the Seaside Heights amusement park Casino Pier closed one of its rides after it malfunctioned, injuring a visitor. The 51-year-old Philadelphia woman was on the Crazy Bus, a children's ride, with her two grandchildren when it malfunctioned around 9:30 p.m. on July 5.
It's been two years since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating complaints that some Ford Explorers were leaking carbon monoxide inside the vehicle. Since then, more than 40 people have reported suffering negative effects from the toxic fumes seeping into their SUVs.
Every time you travel on public roads, you take some risks. Riding in or driving a motor vehicle means traveling at high speeds. Biking on the road or walking in proximity to public roads means that you could end up struck by someone in a vehicle. No matter how hard you try to stay safe, someone else can always put you at risk.