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April 2018 Archives

The major causes of construction deaths

One in five workplace fatalities occur on construction sites. Construction workers and employers in New Jersey will want to know, therefore, what the most common factors are in these fatalities. There are four: workers can fall, be struck by falling objects, get caught or compressed in machinery, or be electrocuted.

Creating child visitation schedules around work schedules

When New Jersey parents of young children get a divorce, a variety of schedules for child custody and visitation may be available. The most important elements of such a plan are that parents are on time and that they are able to offer support to their children.

Bird nesting is becoming a post-divorce phenomenon

Couples in New Jersey who decide to divorce can face a number of serious challenges, especially when dealing with child custody, property division and financial settlements. These issues can lead to long, contentious debates, even for couples who divorce amicably. However, there is a new trend that some couples are using to address issues involving shared property as well as child custody.

The dangers of inattention while behind the wheel

Despite significant attention paid to the dangers of driving while distracted by a cellphone in New Jersey and around the country, one study has found that simply daydreaming and failing to pay attention is the cause of many car accidents. Erie Insurance reviewed a national database of motor vehicle deaths called the Fatality Analysis Reporting System to learn what law enforcement identified as the cause of most fatal car accidents.

Custody dispute flares again between Nas and Kelis

New Jersey fans of the rapper and singer Nas and Kelis may be aware that the two have had ongoing disputes about child custody. The two reached an agreement in March over time with their 8-year-old son, and the agreement reportedly included who would get the child on certain holidays.

Distracted driving, and what's being done to prevent it

Drivers in New Jersey may be aware that this state was the first to institute a law against drunk driving. Many believe that drunk drivers are the top threat on the roads today, but drunk driving deaths have actually decreased by one third over the past three decades. With the advent of smartphones and other accessible technology, distracted driving has become a greater threat. In a survey, 75 percent of motorists said that every day, they see at least one driver using his or her phone.

Federal agency aims to improve child support collection process

New Jersey parents who depend on payroll deductions to collect child support know that job switching can delay the payment process. The federal agency in charge of coordinating between state child support agencies and employers to facilitate deductions is taking steps to improve efficiency and shorten the timeline for initiation of the payroll deduction procedure.

Truck and bus inspection spree slated for June

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance puts on a three-day inspection spree of commercial trucks and buses across North America each year. Known as the International Roadcheck, it is meant to enforce both driver- and vehicle-related safety regulations. Drivers in New Jersey are probably familiar with this event, and they may be wondering when this year's inspection blitz will take place.

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