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Is New Jersey Doing Enough to Keep Motorcyclists Safe?

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and with that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to look at whether New Jersey is doing enough to keep motorcyclists safe. Per a report in the Atlantic Highland Herald, data from the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that in 2015, 4,868 motorcyclists were killed in crashes on roads in the US, including 50 motorcyclist fatalities in New Jersey. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists and their passengers are 37 times more at risk of suffering a traffic crash fatality than automobile occupants. Is New Jersey’s Motorcycle Safety Program Enough? New Jersey’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation Training Programs focus on educating motorcyclists on how to defend themselves against injury on the road, including teaching them defensive driving techniques and recommending protective clothing and equipment they should wear while riding. However, while it is definitely…
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Will the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Prevent Waste Worker Injuries?

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Recently, the state legislature in New Jersey and Governor Chris Christie passed a new law meant to prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. The new law (A-4452/S-518) is similar to the ‘Slow Down to Get Around Law’ that provides police and other emergency workers protection when their vehicles are pulled over with the lights flashing. How Could the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Protect Waste Workers? Per the Cape May County Herald, like the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ law, this new law should be able to help prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. Under the new law, which is now in effect, motorists are required to safely move one lane over and drive with caution when passing waste trucks that have their lights flashing. If vehicles give waste trucks room and pass them with caution, then it should help keep waste workers safe. The new…
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Are Drunk Drivers More Likely to Cause Wrong-Way Car Accidents?

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Wrong-way car accidents are one of the most preventable types of traffic accidents. Yet, crashes where two vehicles collide head-on into one another continue to happen. Why? A recent head-on car wreck in Cape May County happened due to one of the most common causes of wrong-way car accidents, which is drunk driving. According to NJ.com, the incident in Cape May County involved three vehicles and was set in motion when the driver of one of the cars involved veered into oncoming traffic and hit the other two vehicles. Per the NJ.com report, the driver of the vehicle that veered into oncoming traffic was charged with reckless driving and DUI following the three-car accident. Types of Drivers Who Cause Wrong-Way Car Accidents Drivers who cause wrong-way accidents usually fall into one of the following categories: Elderly drivers – In many cases, elderly drivers can become confused while driving and mistakenly…
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