What’s Killing New Jersey? Poison

Every year, the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data System (NJSHAD) compiles and collates information about public health. You can review information about which diseases affect which communities, what our birth rates are, how often injured workers go to the hospital, and so much more. It’s a useful tool. One such data set includes the…

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Study Shows Surprising Drug Use Among Truck Drivers

A new discovery from a recent study may influence the decision to incorporate new testing procedures for truckers. The recent study reveals that cocaine use among truck drivers may be an underreported phenomenon. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) testing procedures do not include hair tests, the U.S. Department of Transportation may be…

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Liability for Hit and Run Accidents in New Jersey

In car accident cases, insurance companies must determine fault so that they can decide who is responsible for paying the damages associated with the crash. Every state in the U.S. has its own method of apportioning fault after a car accident. New Jersey law uses a modified comparative negligence model to apportion responsibility after an…

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Reality Driver’s Ed and Teen Drivers

Car accidents are the leading cause of accidental deaths of teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That frightening fact is being dealt with in a unique way in Texas, where a select group of teens took a supplemental driver’s education course that dealt with the realities of…

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