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Are dangerous truck drivers still on the road?

You may feel safer around tractor-trailers in New Jersey knowing that they require a special set of skills and a special license to operate. Because of the hazards these big rigs present, you may also expect truck drivers to demonstrate a high level of caution. According to Chron.com, though, there are a number of reasons that the driver of the truck next to you could have multiple violations and suspensions on his or her license, and still be driving legally.

Labor Day and drunk driving

Anytime a holiday approaches, concerns increase about road safety in New Jersey. Some holidays are more dangerous than others because drinking and driving becomes more prevalent. One of the times this happens is Labor Day weekend. This holiday is often celebrated by eating good food, which is often accompanied by alcohol. People drink too much yet still feel they are fine to get behind the wheel, thus creating a dangerous environment on roadways.

Tips for carrying a passenger safely on a motorcycle

An experienced motorcyclist may be completely comfortable on the roadways of New Jersey, but taking a passenger along for the ride is a different experience. Not only does the operator need to understand how to adjust for the extra weight and other factors that affect the ride, according to the New Jersey Driver Manual, he or she should always review safety rules with a passenger before they get on the motorcycle.

I was in a single-car accident: Could someone else be at fault?

Driving a motor vehicle is dangerous no matter how safe and defensive you try to be with your driving behaviors. As such, an accident can literally happen at any moment. If another driver is at fault for your accident, and any resulting injuries, then that driver will be financially liable to pay you for the costs related to your medical care and other damages.

Study finds speeding a major factor in number of traffic deaths

Driving is a part of everyday life for most people in Monmouth County. It is how people get to work, to school and to practically every other destination where their busy lives take them. However, driving is not without its risks and unfortunately, accidents can and do occur. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we know how devastating the loss of a loved one to a car crash can be.

What are some common factors that play a role in truck accidents?

Sharing the road with vehicles that are much larger than you can be very scary. No one wants to be involved in an accident with a truck; however, that does not stop them from occurring regularly. According to American Truckers, there are some factors that many truck accidents share in common. Understanding what causes these types of crashes may be useful in helping you to avoid them. Here is what you need to know about truck accidents and their causes.

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