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How can I avoid fatigue when riding my motorcycle?

You may have heard about how being tired affects car drivers. However, being fatigued is a serious issue for New Jersey motorcyclists, as well. Staying awake and alert on your bike can be a matter of life and death. Therefore, here are some tips for preventing fatigue while riding.

Monmouth County leads New Jersey in fatal crashes

The statistics are in for 2015, and Monmouth County had the highest number of fatal crashes of all of the 21 counties in New Jersey. Given its geographical location in the middle of the state, its proximity to the Jersey Shore and its easily-commutable distance to New York City, this may not be surprising to some. In addition, thanks to the improving economy and cheaper gas, the overall number of people on the road is increasing, which in turn usually leads to more traffic deaths.

Despite government efforts, drunk driving is still too common

Drivers in New Jersey who get behind the wheel after they have been drinking put themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. While the number of fatal accidents attributed to drunk drivers has shrunk over the last several decades, statistics have shown that alcohol is still a factor in roughly 30 percent of deadly crashes, reports the Washington Post. Since that number has remained steady for some time, some argue that there is vast room for improvement when it comes to how drunk drivers are punished.

How do New Jersey’s DUI laws compare to other states?

People who are convicted of driving under the influence in New Jersey will face less harsh penalties than in most other states. Drunk driving is a costly and dangerous problem that affects people all across the United States. However, the penalties for being convicted of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated are not uniform and vary from state to state. If you were to get a DUI in New Jersey, here is how it would compare to the rest of the country based on a recent study.

Are men or women more likely to die in a car crash?

If you are a man, you are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident on New Jersey roads. While traffic accidents overall are increasing, men are disproportionately represented when it comes to fatalities, a recent report says.

Essential steps to take after a motorcycle crash

As a motorcyclist, you are careful on the road. You know that other drivers often fail to see you, and you are far more likely to be injured in an accident on a motorcycle than if you are in a car. In fact, according to the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, you are five times as likely to be injured in an accident while on a motorcycle than if you were a passenger in a car or truck.

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