August 2016 Archives

Labor Day weekend predicted to be deadliest in years

Major holidays usually mean more New Jersey residents hitting the road. Unfortunately, these busy travel occasions often lead to an increase in fatal traffic accidents during times that should be celebrations. Of all the major holidays celebrated in the United States, Labor Day ranks as the fourth most deadly, according to USA Today. The only holidays ranking higher on the list are Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Manalapan man dies after motorcycle collision

Accidents involving motorcycles are often quite serious, given the lack of protection that motorcycles afford their riders. When a motorcycle collides with a car, the rider usually fares much worse than the driver of the car does. For victims of motorcycle collisions and their families in New Jersey, the aftermath can be stressful, especially when it is not clear how the situation will affect them financially.

How can drowsy driving among teens be prevented?

If you are the parent of a teen driver in New Jersey, you likely worry about your child driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or texting while he or she is driving. However, drowsy driving is also an issue about which you should be concerned. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, drivers age 25 and under are involved in almost half of all drowsy driving related crashes. Experts believe, however, that there are some steps that can be taken to reduce these numbers.

What impact have ride-sharing companies had on drunk driving?

Contrary to what you may think, the popularity of ride-sharing companies like Uber in New Jersey have not led to a decrease in incidences of drunk driving. A recent study found that in areas where Uber operates, there was not a difference in the number of fatal accidents involving drunk drivers, according to CNN Money.

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