Monthly Archives: February 2017

Are There Safety Measures to Prevent People from Falling Off Escalators?

Recently, an escalator accident at the World Trade Center’s Oculus claimed the life of a 29-year-old New Jersey woman. Per NJ.com, the woman, who was a resident of Hudson County, fell off the escalator as she attempted to grab a hat her twin sister had dropped. After falling over the side of the escalator, she fell to the main concourse. The 29-year-old woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, where she was later pronounced dead. What Safety Measures Are in Place to Prevent Escalator Accidents? While there are safety measures, such as handrails and emergency stop buttons, to help prevent escalator accidents, there is no way to avoid an escalator accident that occurs due to a manufacturer or property owner’s negligence. Tips for Staying Safe While Riding an Escalator Here are tips for safely riding properly maintained and operated escalators: Always leave one hand free to grip the handrail…
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How Are NJ Police Using Car Accident Scenes to Teach Teens to Be Better Drivers?

In a bid to improve teen driving safety, the police department in Middle Township, New Jersey is providing local high school students with an up-close view of the devastating results of an auto accident. The program involves the police department setting up a mock car accident scene in the high school’s parking lot. In this particular case, which was the focus of a Press of Atlantic City article, the accident scene was set up in the Middle Township High School parking lot. Around 80 students attended the police department’s presentation, which involved officers explaining step-by-step what they do when they investigate an auto crash. The students, who were all in either a forensics or physics class, participated in three demonstrations during the presentation. The demonstrations allowed the students to use the same equations the police use when they are investigating an accident. Following the demonstrations, the officers provided the teenagers…
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Could Carmakers Joining Forces Be the Key to Improving Auto Safety?

The Press of Atlantic City recently featured a report about a potential Toyota and Suzuki partnership and how automakers joining forces could possibly be a key to improving auto safety. In the Press of Atlantic City piece, Suzuki and Toyota had yet to agree to a partnership, but were in discussions. Reportedly, the potential partnership would be built on the carmakers’ desire to work together to take the ecological and safety technology in their vehicles to a higher level, including: Suzuki adding electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles to its fleet Toyota and Suzuki adding self-driving cars to their lineups The automakers supplying each other with components and products Suzuki and Toyota sharing the cost of developing futuristic safety and eco-friendly automotive technology What Types of Auto Defects Cause Car Accidents? There are many different types of automotive defects. In some cases, an auto defect does not create a safety…
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