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New Jersey Seatbelt Law Passed to Make School Buses Safer

Posted on October 14, 2018 by Admin
school bus

Each year when school begins, school bus safety becomes a major concern for parents, school administrators and government officials. This year, New Jersey has increased the safety standards for school buses by passing a state law which will require them to have three-point seat belts. A three-point seat belt is a belt that goes over the shoulder and over the lap of a passenger. They help to restrain the upper body of the passenger in event of collision, providing much better protection than solely a lap belt would. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in vehicle crashes. Currently, however, only eight states, including New Jersey, require seat belts on school buses larger than 10,000 pounds. By federal safety standards, school buses that weigh less than 10,000 pounds require three-point seat…
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How Can I Protect My Children from Deadly Sports Injuries?

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
Window blind accidents can be fatal

As school starts up again, parents are starting to enroll their children in school sports and other activities. As parents in New Jersey, it’s crucial that you understand the dangers that your child might face while he or she is practicing or playing a game. What Public Information Has Been Given on Deadly Sports Injuries? Ever since the famous studies involving chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in deceased professional football players went public, additional safety reforms have been put into place. In 2010, the state of New Jersey required all school districts to have policies on how they would address concussions or possible concussions in student athletes. Within a few years, New Jersey’s high school doctors, trainers and coaches were receiving extensive concussion training to better responses to head injuries. More than 25,000 New Jersey children from ages 6 to 14 play football. A study earlier this year showed that…
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How Can I Protect My Child from a Bicycle Accident This Summer?

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
Photo of a bicycle accident

Your kids probably love to be outside during the summer and ride their bikes on your street and in the neighborhood. There are many reasons why your kids should ride their bikes: it’s fun, it gives them a sense of freedom, it’s good exercise and it’s good for the environment. Kids and families should also be aware of how to safely ride bikes in order to avoid any serious injuries. How Can I Protect My Child on His or Her Bike? Wear a properly-fitted helmet. Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent, but less than half of kids 14 and under actually wear one. Ensure that your kids are riding the right bike. Riding a bike that is the right size for your child might save them in an accident. Make sure that there is 1 to 3 inches of space between the…
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