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December 2017 Archives

Deadly New Jersey crashes are up in 2017

The New Jersey State Police keep running tallies of the crash statistics in the state. Fatal motor vehicle accident reports come from the Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and although they are provided as of the current date, they are preliminary numbers and subject to change as more data come in. 

Using effective surveillance to avoid truck accidents

As a trucker who spends considerable time behind the wheel, logging thousands of miles each year, you have probably encountered some close calls along the way. You may be well aware that driving a truck means you have to use extra caution and vigilance as you move around other motorists. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we have experience working with New Jersey truckers, and we understand the risks that are unique to their job. 

Winter road conditions increase the risk of distracted driving

There's little doubt that distracted driving poses a substantial risk to anyone on public roads. Even the most attentive and careful driver could end up in a crash after crossing paths with someone distracted behind the wheel. The results could include serious injuries or even a death, as well as damage to the vehicles involved. Many states, including New Jersey, work hard to enforce laws against distracted driving, but it still happens.

Why are trucking companies installing in-cab cameras?

When you think of in-cab cameras for large trucks, you may think the main benefit would be to keep truck drivers in New Jersey from using cellphones or other electronic devices while behind the wheel. However, the technology has many more applications, and these uses could be just as essential to your safety.

NJ prepares to reduce drunk driving deaths this holiday season

Statewide, New Jersey law enforcement are participating in a program that provides extra money to agencies so they can allocate extra resources toward identifying and stopping drunk drivers. According to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, sobriety checkpoints and extra patrols will begin Dec. 9, 2017, and run through Jan. 1, 2018. So far this year, alcohol-related fatalities have equaled 20 percent of the 572 total traffic deaths on state roadways.

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