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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Recent Taser Injuries, Deaths Prompt Law Enforcement Bans

By David J. Hernandez |

Here in New York and across the country, Tasers have become the police weapon of choice for subduing out-of-control suspects. The point of the device is to shock a subject’s muscles, causing him or her to collapse.The strong electric shock administered through a Taser, however, has proven to be fatal in some cases, causing… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

By David J. Hernandez |

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of marijuana. For every staunch supporter of the legalization of pot there is a dead-set denouncer. Each side can lobby pros and cons at a dizzying rate. However, one recently released study highlights a disturbing trend that has emerged as “weed” has become more commonplace…. Read More »

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Young and Old Drivers Distracted by Cellphones

By David J. Hernandez |

The leading cause of accidental death among “working-age” adults is poisoning, most often from prescription drug overdose. Falls cause the most fatal injuries in adults older than 65. Car accidents cause the most injury-related deaths in younger people. It seems as though every age and stage has unique risks when it comes to injury-related… Read More »

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Teen Deaths Down 11% After Bans On Texting and Driving

By David J. Hernandez |

Texting and driving has been the subject of many a public service announcement over the past 5 years or so. In fact, it is a message that has become just as widespread as “don’t drink and drive”. However, unfortunately, despite all of the warnings, texting while driving is still something many of us are… Read More »

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Son Calls Cops When Mom Texts And Drives

By David J. Hernandez |

In recent years, there has been a huge push to change cultural perceptions about texting and driving. At one time, not that long ago, the phenomenon of texting and driving was pretty commonplace and just about everyone from teenaged girls to middle aged professionals were guilty of typin out a quick message on the… Read More »

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Taxi Traffic Accident…Now What?

By David J. Hernandez |

There are plenty of advantages to living in a place that has a plethora of public transportation options such as cabs. For one, you can typically get any place you need to go without owning a car, which can save you some major money not only on a car itself but on insurance, gas,… Read More »

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