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Is There an Increased Risk for Car Accidents During the Holiday Season?

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
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Your chances of getting into a car accident increase during certain periods of time during the day, the week, and the year. Driving during periods of heavy road congestion (rush hour), inclement weather, or late-night hours can result in a serious car accident. Drunk driving adds to these risks during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to drive. Why Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holiday Period? There are more people on the road traveling to visit family and friends for holiday celebrations. Holiday parties and gatherings also result in a sharp increase in drunk drivers. Fatalities resulting from accidents with alcohol-impaired drivers have become extremely predictable between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. More than 40 percent of the car accident fatalities on Christmas and New Year’s involved alcohol, according to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…
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7 Helpful Thanksgiving Road Trip Safety Tips

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to travel and see each other for food and celebration. However, Thanksgiving is also one of the deadliest times of year to drive. If you are planning to travel for Thanksgiving, follow these tips to help you along your way. 7 Road Trip Car Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Have your car serviced before your trip. Driving long distances can cause wear and tear to your vehicle, so it’s important to have it in its best shape before your road trip. Ensure that the heater and defroster are working properly, the battery is working fine, your tire pressure is measured, and that your wiper blades are fit for any snow or heavy rain you might experience on the way. Fuel up. To help avoid any additional delays, fill up your car before you head out on the trip. Many accidents during the holidays…
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New Jersey Seatbelt Law Passed to Make School Buses Safer

Posted on October 14, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
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Each year when school begins, school bus safety becomes a major concern for parents, school administrators and government officials. This year, New Jersey has increased the safety standards for school buses by passing a state law which will require them to have three-point seat belts. A three-point seat belt is a belt that goes over the shoulder and over the lap of a passenger. They help to restrain the upper body of the passenger in event of collision, providing much better protection than solely a lap belt would. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), using a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in vehicle crashes. Currently, however, only eight states, including New Jersey, require seat belts on school buses larger than 10,000 pounds. By federal safety standards, school buses that weigh less than 10,000 pounds require three-point seat…
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