You can't keep everyone safe on the road because you can't make decisions and take action for all the other drivers and pedestrians. You can, however, do your part to contribute to road safety by following some basic tips each time you get behind the wheel in New Jersey.
Two New Jersey Transit commuter buses collided with one another on Friday, Aug. 19, in Newark, leaving one dead and dozens injured, some critically.
Drunk driving accidents in New Jersey can be very serious. When it comes to fatal drunk driving crashes, New Jersey has rates of death that are much lower than the national average. While this is good news for the state as a whole, it does very little to comfort the family members of the victims in these fatal drunk driving crashes. The family members of people who are killed by drunk drivers might choose to seek compensation for their loss.
Being injured in a car accident can lead to devastating injuries. The severity of these injuries depend on a variety of factors; however, any injuries that a person suffers during an accident can lead to hardships. We understand that no matter what the injury you suffered, you likely want ensure that the financial effects of the accident and injury are minimized.
Even though the school year is nearing an end, drivers must still be cautious about children who are walking to and from school. This is especially true near and in front of schools. Recently, two young children were the victim of a hit-and-run in front of their school. The details of the accident are shocking.
We understand that so many people in our nation are extremely busy. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, getting enough sleep on a regular basis is a real challenge. But did you know that getting behind the wheel while you are sleepy can increase the risks that you'll be involved in a car accident?
You might be putting yourself -- and your passengers -- at greater risk every time you get behind the wheel. Probably you know that texting while driving is a big risk, but did you know distracted driving in general is a top cause of accidents in the United States?
When you are involved in a car accident, it is often difficult to remember what you should and shouldn't do after the accident. As basic as it seems, how you handle things right after the accident can have a big impact on any claims for compensation you might choose to make later. With that in mind, here are some pointers to help you if you are ever involved in an accident.
When most people hear about accidents caused by drunk drivers, they think about drivers who are above the legal limit of .08 percent for a blood alcohol concentration. Those drivers certainly can cause serious accidents, but drivers with a lower BAC can also cause accidents. In fact, a person's ability to drive is actually affected with a BAC as low as .02 percent.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is the beginning of the busy holiday season that is packed full of fun festivities. People get together and enjoy the end of the year with festivities like holiday parties that include alcohol. People who attend those parties, as well as any event that includes alcohol, should designate drivers to ferry them home after the party ends. Sadly, all-too-many make the deadly decision to drink and drive.