One of the benefits of owning your own company is being able to dictate hiring policies and put guidelines in place that determine how potential candidates will be assessed to determine their eligibility for a job. Because you run a trucking company in New Jersey, you are looking particularly close at people who show responsibility and have a clean driving record. You want to guarantee that all members of your fleet understand that their driving is a reflection of your company's reputation and that irresponsibility could not only damage your company's success but jeopardize their safety and that of other motorists on the road.
"The cure is in the hair of the dog that bit you." It's an old wive's tale that says a sip of alcohol the following morning is the perfect cure for the hangover that ails you, but it can apply to many other situations — like texting while driving.
You have recently completed the certification to be qualified to drive a big rig, and have secured a good job with a reputable trucking company in New Jersey. In preparation for your new career you have talked with other people who are truckers and have taken their advice about how to stay safe and be an effective driver. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are familiar with the unique risks of the industry and are committed to helping educate truck drivers on safety.
For many people in New Jersey, the thought of being involved in a car accident is eerily terrifying. In many circumstances fatal car crashes are completely avoidable when people pay attention, respect each other and follow the rules of the road. Recently, a variety of new technology has been developed with the goal to protect motorists from common hazards that often lead to car accidents.
Teenage drivers face added risks tied to their inexperience behind the wheel. While many New Jersey communities go to great lengths to provide well-rounded educational opportunities to help teens learn how to drive responsibly, the occasional distraction or inexperienced decision-making can put lives at risk.
Drunk driving is an issue in New Jersey. Across the country, people die every day because of the negligence of a driver who chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking. While the state has strict drunk driving laws, they do not prevent people from driving while under the influence. This is why further actions are taken to help get drunk drivers off the road. Law enforcement often run special campaigns to target drunk drivers. One such campaign is Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.