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Time to Buckle Down on Buckling Up

People are more lackadaisical when it comes to buckling up in the rear seat of a vehicle, a mistake says safety experts. A new study finds rear seat passengers can become human missiles in a crash, injuring not just themselves but those in the front as well. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,… read more

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HOT CAR DEATHS: The Deadliest July in a decade

This year alone, 29 deaths have occurred due to heatstroke of children who were left in a car- all of which could have been prevented. On average, 54% of these deaths occur because the child was “forgotten” by the caregiver, where another 28% occur due to the child playing in an unattended car. Statistics say… read more

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Is Your Teen Attending The #1 Party School OF 2018?

Are you in the process of searching for colleges for your high school junior or senior? Many people believe that education is the most important factor to consider, however what about the social atmosphere in which your college-bound child will be part of socially? College is a time for new experiences, meeting people, and making… read more

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Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games

Amusement Parks Not All Fun and Games In June, a teenager fell 25 feet from a gondola ride in an upstate New York Six Flags Amusement Park. She had slipped under the safety bars of the ride and lucky for her, was caught by the crowd below. In May, a 10-year-old boy fell off a… read more

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Death by Selfie

The stories are horrific. A man fell 8,000 feet to his death while posing for a picture on a ledge at Machu Picchu in Peru. Another man was killed by a lightning strike in a national park in Wales as he used a metal selfie stick that attracted the electrical bolt. An amateur pilot lost… read more

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FIREWORKS LINK TO ANOTHER SERIOUS INJURY

Reported by WBZ News, a teen’s hand and fingers were badly injured when a firework accidentally went off this past Saturday outside of Boston. The whole event happened very quickly, with no time to run or throw the explosive- and unfortunately ended in a trip to the ER. To learn more about this tragedy, click here…. read more

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Risk Taking Heats Up In The Summer

While on vacation, most American travelers are more likely to spend days taking risks and acting out spontaneously, while many singles will look for a romantic rendezvous on their summer nights, according to a new Finn Futures survey conducted by the travel and lifestyle division of Finn Partners, a New York City-based communications company. Sixty-one… read more

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Rosenberg & Gluck Announces Recipient of 2017 Scholarship

We would like to congratulate the chosen recipient of our 2017 Road to Safety Scholarship, Cailin MacQuarrie from Babylon Junior-Senior High School. Many high school students throughout Long Island took the time to apply for the Road to Safety Scholarship.  These applicants shared stories, essays and creative presentations on why distracted driving awareness is important to them personally…. read more

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Red Light Camera Report Results in More Questions than Answers

Suffolk County’s Red Light program, a safety agenda focused on changing driver behavior at red light intersections using automated enforcement, recently released its annual report that has resulted in more questions than answers. The 2015 Red Light Safety Program Annual Report, the most recent report to date, shows that a total of $31 million in… read more

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Driver Under the Influence, but DUI Test Scores “Zero”

Famed golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on Memorial Day near his home on Jupiter Island, FL, for driving under the influence. It is alleged that police found him asleep at the steering wheel of a running vehicle and arrested him because his speech was slurred and he couldn’t complete some police-instructed roadside tasks. Sound like… read more

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Unofficial Start to Summer or the “100 Deadliest Days” ?

In 2017, 35 million Americans plan to travel by car over Memorial Day weekend- a 2.4% increase since last year. Unfortunately, with that, there is an estimated 50,500 number of injuries due to car accidents each Memorial Day weekend. And an average of 439 fatalities from these traffic accidents with 44% of them being alcohol… read more

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What Is a Mass Tort?

The legal world is full of odd acronyms and terms, and it’s important to have some understanding of these terms in case you find yourself involved in any legal dispute. One of the most common terms you’ll encounter in legal proceedings is “tort.” Understanding Torts A tort is a civil wrongdoing committed by a person… read more

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Texting and Driving? Beware of the Textalyzer

He was only 19 years old. Evan Lieberman, a college freshman, was in the backseat of his friend’s car when it careened over a center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming Jeep on a highway north of New York City. He spent 30 days in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries. Police… read more

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Trending on the Roads This Time of Year…Motorcycle Accidents 

According to the National Motorcycle Institute, riding a motorcycle is approximately 25 times more dangerous than driving a car, mile for mile.  Motorcycle enthusiasts argue that they are fun and fuel efficient. Although this may be true, the key to staying safe is to be prepared and avoid risks.   Although every state has slightly different laws governing… read more

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What Happened to the Friendly Skies?

Ten years ago, “MADtv” featured a parody about a no-frills airline that charged multiple fees. Want a seat belt, it asked ­– that will cost you $5. The mechanism that releases the seatbelt – another $7. Oxygen masks are free, but to start the flow of air you’d better have $75.63. What seemed like a… read more

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Scholarship Setup to Help Combat Distracted Driving

“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel,” is more than just a catchy lyric in The Doors song, “Roadhouse Blues.” It is solid advice. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending a quick… read more

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Spring Means Flowers, Sunshine, and Safety

Spring has sprung. It’s time to open the windows and let in the fresh air. Flowers are in bloom and the days are longer thanks in part to Daylight Saving Time. When we set our clocks forward, the National Safety Council (NSC) recommends we also review our home safety checklists. Smoke Alarms Three out of… read more

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iPhone Users Being Targeted

According to a report today on News12 Long Island, cybersecurity expert warns of scam targeting iPhone users.  News12 reports that a new text message scam targeting Apple iPhone users could leave you with an empty bank account. The newest scam is known as a phishing scam to access personal information after it sends a malicious… read more

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This St. Patrick’s Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Irish eyes will be smiling this Friday – St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and leprechauns will not be hard to find. All over the world 13 million pints of Guinness will be enjoyed, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. As a matter of fact, St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth… read more

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When Is A Bump On The Head Not Just A “Bump On The Head”

  Head trauma in young people is a growing concern, with 3.8 million concussions reported each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the United States. According to the CDC, the two age groups at greatest risk… read more

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OMG…Did You See That Crash?

Seeing a crash can be a harrowing experience, especially if you’ve just missed it yourself. Your first instinct may be to pull over and help. But should you get involved? If so, to what extent? Are you obliged by law to stop or give a statement? Even if you’re the first eye witness to an… read more

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