Monthly Archives: January 2017

HOS Violations Abound in New Jersey

New Jersey Transit has come under fire – again – for hours-of-service violations that could be making public transportation avenues less safe. An inspection by federal regulators has discovered hundreds of potential hours-of-service violations within New Jersey Transit. These include falsified data logs and long shifts in violation of federal rules. Inspectors discovered 246 alleged instances of improper documentation. These included alterations of 42 signed records and 34 instances of insufficient rest times. A spokesperson for the agency claimed that most of these errors were clerical. The spokesperson mentioned that the agency is considering moving to an electronic data logging system to keep the logs accurate. Disciplinary action has been taken against at least one employee and proceedings have begun against 35 others. Federal investigators have requested two years of conductors’ and engineers’ work schedules to look for any widespread signs of violations. Hours-of-Service Violations Outside of Public Transportation Hours-of-service…
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After a Traumatic Brain Injury, There Is Hope: NJ Athlete’s Recovery Story

The road to recovery for victims of traumatic brain injury can be long and arduous, rife with obstacles and uncertainty. The need for treatment and rehabilitation can create difficulties at home and in the workplace. But despite the long process of bouncing back from a traumatic brain injury, those with TBI should not lose hope. Here is the story of a New Jersey man who was struck by a truck and suffered serious injuries, but was able to come back a year later to pursue his passions as an athlete. The Story of David Musicant David Musicant is a New Jersey man with a serious love of sports. He has completed several marathons and Ironman competitions all over the world. Have you ever woken up at 3:30am to bike 80 miles and then spent a full day at work? David has, many times – it’s one of his training regimens….
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Struck by Flying Debris: NJ Man Hit by Dumbbell on Road

The New Jersey Turnpike was shut down on the morning of January 9, 2017 after a freak accident left a driver in critical condition. The 75-year-old man was driving southbound near mile marker 6 when a 50-pound dumbbell smashed into the windshield. At present, it is not known what happened that led to the dumbbell crashing into the man’s car. The open road is an unpredictable environment. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 39,000 personal injuries and more than 500 wrongful deaths occurred between 2011 and 2014 due to debris in the road or falling off other vehicles. To determine liability in these cases, we must look at the individual circumstances of each crash. In cases where an object falls off a car or truck, the injured driver would look to identify which vehicle the debris came from and who was driving. Sometimes, the driver will be the…
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