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Will Lowering the Speed Limit in School Zones Help Keep Kids Safe?

Last month, a New Jersey Assembly committee advanced a bill that could lower the speed limit in school zones statewide. New Jersey 101.5 reported on the possible law change, including whether it would help make the roads around schools safer for kids. How Is This Bill Different from Current Laws That Lower the Speed Limit in School Zones? Under the proposed law change, counties and municipalities could implement permanent lower speed limits in school zones. This would differ from the current law, which only enables speed limits in school zones to be lower at certain times of the day when school is in session. In addition to municipalities and counties, the proposed law would allow the state to permanently lower speed limits in school zones if a local official requests the change. A previous version of the bill also proposed tripling fines for speeding in school zones. However, under this…
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Are the Rolling Chairs on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Safe?

Recently, New Jersey lawmakers passed new laws regarding safety regulations on rolling chairs in the Atlantic City Boardwalk. How Long Have Rolling Chairs Been Permitted on the Atlantic City Boardwalk? Rolling chairs are golf cart size covered taxis that people can use as transportation on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The chairs are manpowered, with operators pushing the vehicles from behind. According to The Press of Atlantic City, rolling chairs have been a fixture on the Atlantic City Boardwalk since the 1880s. At the time, they were the only vehicles allowed on the Boardwalk. Will New State Regulations on Rolling Chairs Improve Safety? Under the new state regulations, the director of license and inspection for Atlantic City will be allowed to determine whether a rolling chair is safe for passengers. Making it a requirement for rolling chairs to pass inspection before they are allowed to carry passengers should help ensure people…
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Are Doors on New Jersey Trains Flying Open While the Train Is Moving?

NBC 4 in New York recently featured a report on a disturbing trending involving doors on New Jersey trains flying open while the train is moving. Why Are Doors on New Jersey Trains Flying Open While Trains Are Moving? Reportedly, for the second time in less than a week, the safety bar on a NJ transit train was missing, leading to the train’s door flying open. The most recent incident involved the Northeast Corridor train. The incident happened while the train was traveling between Newark Penn Station and Trenton. While riding on the train, a passenger noticed that a door to the train was open. The passenger used his phone to record a video of the train traveling at a high-rate of speed with the door open and passengers standing nearby the dangerous opening. After recording the video, the man then posted it on Twitter. NJ Transit responded to the…
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