Mother with children

For some the divorce process is amiable and ultimately liberating, but for others the process can profoundly affect almost all aspects of daily life. Here are five surprising ways divorce can affect health and safety:

Anxiety

Graduates of 2017

To this year's graduates, congratulations on your achievements and best wishes on your future endeavors! You are just beginning your journey, but the decisions you make today will be a part of what defines the future ‘you,’ and the society you live in.

underage drinking

Law Enforcement throughout New York State participated in a five-week crackdown on underage drinking and illegal alcohol sales. The crackdown resulted in more than 100 arrests.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver.

Motor Vehicle Crash

In 2016 approximately 4.6 million roadway users were seriously injured in car crashes, a 7% increase from the year prior. The National Safety Council recently released survey findings that offer insights into what driver behaviors are contributing to motor vehicle crashes. 64% of drivers admitted they are comfortable speeding, 47% of drivers admitted they are comfortable texting, and 10% admitted they are comfortable driving after consuming alcohol.

Risks on the road

Did you know driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day? Aside from the obvious (limited visibility), fatigue, impairment, and traffic are also known to contribute to an increased number of car crashes during PM hours. 

The national safety council offers several suggestions for reducing the likelihood of a night time car crash:

Teen driver suspected of drug use

On Friday, October 28th two teenage boys were involved in a horrific crash. The incident transpired around 11pm. The driver of a 2006 sedan, an 18 year old male, drove off the road and ended up lodged under a pick up truck. The force of the collision caused both vehicles to crash through a nearby tavern wall. Both vehicles, and a third vehicle, burst into flames. 

Road safe pledge

As parents, community members, and professionals who witness the devastating results of distracted driving on a daily basis, our commitment to reducing the number of preventable car accident injuries is unwavering. In the video below injury attorney Elizabeth Wolff shares more. 

Click here to view the video.

Unintentional injury

According to the National Safety Council in 2014 136,053 people died as a result of ‘unintentional injury’ related deaths. That equates to over 370 tragedies every day. These figures do not include those seriously or permanently injured due to unintentional injuries. 

Speed checked by radar

If you’re a Port Jervis resident don’t be surprised if you receive a knock on your door from a Port Jervis Police Officer in the days and weeks to come. Officers will be personally delivering signs that read “slow down, we love our children” to Port Jervis homes and businesses as part of a new traffic safety initiative.

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