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Shocking accident highlights pedestrian dangers in crowded areas

Pedestrian accidents have long been an issue for people in crowded metropolitan areas, many of whom walk several blocks to work from parking garages or public transportation stops. New Jersey is no exception – fatal accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles increased 28 percent in 2014 from the previous year, according to the New Jersey State Police. Inattentive drivers, alcohol use and speed have been the most prevalent factors in New Jersey pedestrian crashes in recent years.

Congestion, other factors contributing to chain-reaction crashes

In states that have congested, multi-lane freeways like the New Jersey Turnpike, chain reaction crashes are inevitable. This is especially true during the winter months when road and weather conditions are less than ideal. Traffic congestion is often just one factor that can lead to serious multi-vehicle collisions.

Aggressive truck drivers among the highway’s worst dangers

When it comes to truck crashes, the topics of drowsy or distracted driving are often the most talked about. However, some truck drivers may be more dangerous than those who drive while fatigued, according to a study by DriveCam’s Driving Insights Series. With the busy highways that crisscross New Jersey, this subject is a serious one for those in the state.

N.J. fatal crashes lower so far this year

As winter quickly approaches in New Jersey, the chances increase for motorists to be involved in serious accidents. The holiday traveling season, which began near Thanksgiving, will likely continue throughout Christmas and the New Year. Snow, ice and fog may create a dangerous driving situation for those hoping to travel to spend time with their loved ones.

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