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Firework Safety

Nothing says Independence Day like gathering with friends and family to watch colorful fireworks light up the night sky. With hundreds of professionally organized firework shows available throughout the state, New Jersey has no shortage of opportunities to lay out a blanket on a patch of lawn and take in a patriotic display. Watching from a distance is the safest way to enjoy the festivities because of the inherent risk of injury involved with fireworks. It is now legal to[…] Read More

Warm Weather May Lead to More Dog Bites

Dogs offer companionship, a sense of security, and can make life more rewarding. However, they can also be prone to unpredictable behavior, which includes biting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4,500,000 dog bites occur every year, mostly to children. A study by the State University of New York at Buffalo showed that dog bite injuries to the head and neck are at their highest during the summer months. This could be a result of more[…] Read More

Hazards of Summer Driving

Summer is a time for sunny days, beach trips, and barbecues. However, the summer season tends to bring dangerous driving hazards. The following are common summer driving hazards and ways to avoid them. Roadway Construction There are various driving hazards that drivers should be aware of, however, roadway construction is the most common. Roadway construction tends to occur during the summer months, leading to excess traffic. An influx in traffic often leads to road rage, distracted driving, and higher risks[…] Read More