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Distractions are a huge problem for teen drivers

Summer is in full swing, which means many teen drivers are on the road in Monmouth County. Whether heading out with friends or driving to and from work, young drivers are more at risk for crashing than other categories of drivers. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how terrible the aftermath can be when accidents are caused by drivers who were not paying attention to the road.

Campaign aims to crack down on pedestrian deaths at the shore

It is summer, which means massive crowds are flocking to Monmouth County beaches. The influx of people and vehicles at the shore also means that the chances of being in accident involving a pedestrian are greatly increased. Sadly, such accidents are often deadly for the person who was walking. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand how devastating it can be to lose someone you love in a fatal accident.

One big obstacle to self-driving cars is consumer mistrust

Anyone who has been in an accident in Monmouth County knows how scary and stressful it can be. Even those who escape serious injury or death may still face a long road to recovery. The statistics surrounding the prevalence of deadly accidents are harrowing. According to Bloomberg, motor vehicle crashes were responsible for 40,200 deaths in 2016. Human error is reportedly a factor in 94 percent of accidents involving fatalities.

Apple to deploy new iPhone feature to prevent distracted driving

It can be hard for people to disconnect from their phones when they get behind the wheel in Monmouth County. However, when someone takes their eyes off of the road for eve a few seconds to check an email or a text message, he or she is creating a huge risk for a crash to occur. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how deeply a car accident can impact your life.

What kind of safety technology should I look for in a new car?

If you are looking to purchase a new car in Monmouth County, you are probably interested in buying the safest car possible to protect you and your family while you are on the road. The good news is that most new models come equipped with safety features that are intended to help prevent you from getting into an accident. Here is what you need to know about the different kinds of safety technologies that are available.

Improved data collection could help reduce crashes, study finds

If you were involved in a crash in Monmouth County, you were likely stuck dealing with a number of issues in the aftermath. Injuries, car damage and insurance claims are just some of the things that accident victims must contend with. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we understand that being in an accident is stressful and that preventing them is important to you and your family.

Can older cars be retrofitted with safety technology?

If you live in Monmouth County and drive an older model car, you may be wondering whether many of the safety features available on newer cars can be added to yours. Buying a new vehicle is not always feasible for many people or perhaps you have personal reasons for holding on to your car instead of trading up. The good news is that some of the main safety technologies available on new cars can be easily added to older model cars.

The importance of staying right except to pass

Pretty much anyone who has driven on one of New Jersey’s busy highways has noticed someone going slow in the left lane at one time or another. Not only is this practice annoying to many people, it is also technically illegal and potentially dangerous, according to Vox.

State of NJ focusing its efforts on combatting distracted driving

Things like passengers, radios and mirrors have always posed a danger to drivers in New Jersey since cars became part of mainstream society. However, with the advent of smartphones, the potential for distraction behind the wheel is at an all time high. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how serious distracted driving accidents can be and that keeping your family safe is important to you.

Are New Jersey's distracted driving laws enough to protect you?

You have seen them sitting in traffic on your daily commute: the person in the car next to you at the stoplight checking his email; the woman that drove by in the next lane, obviously texting on her phone. Distracted driving is responsible for a significant amount of car accidents all across the country. This is why many states, including New Jersey, have enacted very tough distracted driving laws. However, are these laws enough to protect you and your family from becoming the victims of someone that chose to take a phone call instead of paying attention to the road?

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