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Mistreatment and neglect linked to dog bite cases

New Jersey residents will probably be unsurprised to learn that mistreated or neglected dogs are more likely to lash out than beloved family pets. A 2013 study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association reveals that dogs considered to be part of the family by their owners are far less likely to demonstrate aggressive behavior. However, those that spend most of their lives isolated from human companionship seldom learn how to behave appropriately when antagonized.

The most dangerous driving days of the year

Drivers in New Jersey who are concerned about driving safety may be interested in statistics about holidays and dangerous driving. Data collected from various sources single out certain periods of the year that are the most dangerous for driving.

Avoiding and protecting against dog attacks

With so many New Jersey residents owning dogs, many do not realize that dig attacks can be a serious hazard. Even the most docile dogs can potentially become vicious. Because thousands of adults and children suffer from dog attacks across the nation, everyone should know how to protect themselves against attacks or know how to avoid them altogether.

Car collides with New Jersey Transit bus

In the early morning hours of May 1, a car allegedly ran a red light at an intersection in Newark, New Jersey, colliding with a transit bus. The collision caused a number of injuries to both the occupants of the car and the bus.

Motorist faces hit-and-run charges in crash that injured 1

An elderly man was severely hurt following a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey on April 16. The driver accused of the accident was subsequently detained by police and was charged with several offenses, including leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and assault by auto, according to reports.

Treatment for rabies in New Jersey

After a person has been bitten by an animal, it is important to take proper precautions to lower the odds of suffering from rabies. One easy method that has been shown to reduce the odds of contracting rabies is cleaning the wound with clean water or an iodine solution. However, it may be necessary to seek comprehensive post-exposure anti-rabies vaccination from a trained medical professional.

Territoriality and anonymity contribute to road rage

Anyone stuck in heavy New Jersey traffic might know how easy it is to become angered by other drivers. Road rage is the name for this hostile behavior behind the wheel. Examples include using obscene gestures, cutting off drivers and honking the vehicle's horn.

New Jersey drivers face pervasive dangers of distracted driving

Mounting evidence collected from accident reports shows a link between distracted drivers and accidents. Distractions include eating behind the wheel, texting, checking email, looking at a navigation device and talking on mobile devices.

2 people injured after car drives through restaurant window

Two people were injured on Feb. 19 after a car crashed through the window of a Wendy's restaurant in New Jersey. The incident took place in Bayonne at 3:12 p.m. when an elderly woman crashed her BMW sports utility vehicle into the restaurant window and then drove 10 feet inside. The driver was not injured, but an 89-year-old man was left in critical condition, and a 12-year-old boy sustained leg injuries.