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How to identify the signs of an aggressive driver

If you have ever been stuck in New Jersey traffic, you know first-hand the emotions involved when you are trying to get to your destination. Whether you are on your way to an important meeting or you are simply trying to get home from work, it can be frustrating to be stuck behind a slow driver or have someone pull out in front of you. Road rage is fairly common amongst drivers in New Jersey and throughout the United States. According to AAA, nearly 80% of U.S. drivers admit to having had feelings of road rage within the past year. The problem lies in the fact that aggressive driving behaviors can cause serious accidents. AAA also reported that as many as 56% of fatal car accidents involved some type of aggressive driving behavior.

Accidents from Tesla autopilot mode continue to happen

When Tesla first unveiled its astounding and sleek technology, people were enthralled by the revolutionary and futuristic function and appearance of the product. The development of their autopilot technology has taken the auto industry by storm and has introduced new and exciting possibilities. However, people in New Jersey and around the nation are questioning its overall safety after accidents where the autopilot technology was engaged, appear to continue to happen. 

Education and consequences can keep teen drivers safer

When parents are facing the task of teaching their new teenager how to drive in New Jersey, they are often not alone in their concern that their children will be able to handle the task of driving in a responsible manner. The truth is, driving can be incredibly risky and dangerous for even the most experienced drivers if they are negligent, reckless or careless. What all parents should remember is that teaching a teenager to drive is about more than instructing him or her about traffic laws. It is also about instilling a sense of responsibility and an understanding of how one poor decision could put the lives of many at risk. 

Why should you never pull in front of a truck?

Driving around big rigs requires a heightened awareness of following the rules of the road in New Jersey. If you are distracted or driving recklessly around a large truck, you are increasing your risks of being involved in an accident and if you are in a smaller passenger car, the sheer size and weight of a large truck could mean a dangerous outcome for you if you are involved in a crash with one. 

Drugged driver kills three, does not recall incident

People in New Jersey who are concerned about the problems associated with impaired driving need to know that this issue includes not only alcohol but also drugs. Unfortunately, many people who are either addicted to drugs or who simply choose to use them for whatever reason still get behind the wheels of cars when under the influence of these substances. Just as with alcohol, this puts innocent people at risk for no reason. 

What are the most common causes of fatal car accidents?

When people are driving in New Jersey, they have to rely on the responsibility of one another to keep each other safe. Even if you are driving safely and committed to following traffic laws, there may be other people who are careless, distracted or fatigued among other things. These people could drive irresponsibly and leave you at risk of being involved in a serious car accident if they crash into you. 

Are men more likely to get a DUI?

It is a common belief that men are more likely to get a DUI than women. Of course, any drunk driver on New Jersey roads is a bad thing. However, understanding who is most likely to do it can help officials find ways to stop them from doing it.

Overcoming the grief of losing your loved one

The sudden death of your loved one in a violent New Jersey car accident has left you feeling broken, lost and doubtful that you will ever feel completely "normal" ever again. With the funeral complete and everyone's lives presumably going on as usual, it is now time for you to face the relentless emotions of having suffered such a significant loss. At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson & Covelli, we are aware of the toll that grief can take on families who have lost a loved one. 

Talk of changing speed limits to combat speeding in NJ

Driving faster than the speed limit is not a new problem for local authorities in New Jersey. In fact, speeding is one of the most prevalent problems on the road all over the United States. While lawmakers and the authorities have tried multiple methods to incentivize drivers and encourage them to follow posted speeds, they still have to plan ahead for creative ways to deal with the drivers who refuse to listen. While speeding may not seem like a serious issue, drivers who go faster than the recommended speed pose a significant threat to the safety of others. When they encounter road hazards, inclement weather or other factors, they may not have enough time to correct their course before they end up causing a violent collision. 

What behaviors are considered to be distracting while driving?

You are running late for an important appointment and decide to hurry and call your doctor's office to let them know. Once off of the phone, you try to hurry and finish your sandwich while driving to your appointment. At one point, your drink starts to tip. Your jerk your steering wheel a bit as you fumble your sandwich and try to catch your drink. This is distracted driving and it is surprisingly, more common in New Jersey than many people realize. 

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