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Can New Jersey Drivers Prevent Auto Accidents?

Lincoln Tunnel Crash Kills Three, Echoing Similar Wreck Last Year There have been nearly 300 fatalities on New Jersey roadways in just the first half of 2014. Last year’s fatality rates were the lowest they had been in over sixty years, but at the rate we’re going, this year will spoil that downward trend. As of July, two hundred and ninety-five people have already died this year in auto accidents. Remember, police can’t be everywhere, so we need to start being more defensive behind the wheel. The person who controls what happens to you in your car is you. A devastating crash in Hudson County killed three people last month. The accident occurred in North Bergen on the way to the Lincoln Tunnel, where Route 3 meets Interstate 495. The vehicle first struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to go airborne. It landed on the driver’s side, then slid…
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What Are the New Jersey Laws on Using a Cell Phone While Driving?

Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys Discuss Distracted Driving Although a great deal of evidence supports the notion that cell phone use while driving is dangerous and can lead to serious car wrecks, the states are still divided on how to handle the issue. Some states have restricted a driver’s ability to use a cell phone while driving by enacting laws, while others have no laws in place to deter motorists from using cell phones. Even though cell phone use while driving has the potential to cause devastating accidents, it is important to be aware of your state’s cell phone laws. Does New Jersey Prohibit Cell Phone Use While Driving? As of March 1, 2008, using a hand-held communication device, such as a cell phone, is illegal in New Jersey. Specifically, New Jersey state law bans talking on a hand-held device while driving as well as texting while driving. Drivers may…
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How do Subcompact Cars Perform in Crash Tests?

Our Atlantic City Injury Attorney Can Defend You After a Car Crash According to recent crash test data, subcompact cars may not offer enough protection for occupants involved in car accidents. Of the 12 subcompact cars tested, including the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda2 and Toyota Yaris, most received low ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Because subcompact cars are smaller than many other vehicles on the road, a lack of occupant protection can be detrimental in a crash. If you own or are considering purchasing a subcompact car, you should know about the dangers associated with these vehicles. Are Subcompact Cars Dangerous? Car owners should have reason to suspect that some subcompact cars may be dangerous. Out of the vehicles tested, several received “marginal” ratings, and others – the Honda Fit, Fiat 500 and Nissan Versa – scored “poor” ratings. The IIHS did not rate any…
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