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What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Car Accidents

Today, pedestrian car accidents happen most often when a driver is distracted or being careless. These crashes can result in severe injuries or fatalities. Medical care is always the top priority. Once the victim is in a stable condition, an experienced lawyer can help you find who’s at fault. Medical Care Following an Accident In every accident, medical care is an urgent first step. Any harm caused should be attended to and documented. Waiting to receive medical care for an injury can later be used against you by insurance companies. When it comes to insurance, New Jersey is a no-fault state. This means that the driver’s insurance will pay some or all of the pedestrian’s medical bills. So, regardless of insurance and payment concerns, all victims should seek medical help. Who is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident? In most pedestrian accident cases, the driver is at fault and will…
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What Are North Wildwood Police Doing to Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement?

The Cape May County Herald recently featured a report regarding the North Wildwood Police Department’s (NWPD) planned distracted driving enforcement period, which is taking place from April 1 to April 21. The NWPD’s distracted driving campaign take place during a statewide enforcement period. In addition, it is part of a national program called “UDrive. UText. UPay.” How Does the Distracted Driving Enforcement Period Work? Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of distraction that can result in distracted driving: Visual – This involves anything that takes a driver’s eyes away from the road Cognitive – This includes any activity that takes a driver’s mind off driving Manual – Anything that causes a driver to take his or her hands off the steering wheel Activities that can lead to distracted driving include texting and driving, talking on a handheld cellphone while driving, conversing with vehicle…
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Will the NHTSA’s New Guidelines Help Reduce Distracted Driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has issued new guidelines to help curb distracted driving. As mobile technology has become more popular, distraction has become a major cause of car accidents. Some states, including New Jersey, have passed laws to try to solve this problem, but there is still a lot of work ahead. The guidelines encourage consumer electronics companies such as Apple and Google to build phones and other devices that can connect with the car’s built-in system, so that the driver can operate the device more easily. This would arguably stop drivers from looking at their phones while driving. The association also suggests that the phone’s functionality is simplified when it is the car. The hope is that the user is limited to basic features such as navigation, and loses access to distracting features like gaming apps. Are Guidelines Enough to Curb Distracted Driving? Many in-car infotainment…
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