December 2019 Archives

Tips from the AASM for avoiding drowsy driving

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is clear that drowsy driving is 100% preventable. Unfortunately, many in New Jersey and across the U.S. engage in it. The AASM conducted a Sleep Prioritization Survey involving 2,003 adults, and 45% admitted that they have struggled sometimes to keep their eyes open while behind the wheel.

Preventing a jackknifing incident

Drivers in New Jersey should know that jackknifing is not just common among big rigs. It can happen with cars towing trailers and boats. Truckers, though, are the primary individuals who should consider the following tips that can help prevent a jackknifing incident on the highway.

Study shows the growing road safety dangers of opioid use

Drivers who cause fatal car accidents in New Jersey and around the country are more than twice as likely to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol as the other motorists involved. This was what researchers from Columbia University discovered after studying accident data on more than 18,000 deadly crashes from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which is managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The results of the study were published in the February 2019 issue of JAMA Network Open.

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