What is the Move Over Law in New Jersey?

The Move Over Law, enacted in 2009, helps drivers understand what to do when passing a stopped emergency vehicle, such as an ambulance, tow truck, or police car, that has its lights flashing. According to the Move Over Law, drivers in the lane adjacent to a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights alternating or blinking must switch to another lane immediately. If a lane change is not feasible, the driver should slow down and be prepared to brake. On a[…] Read More

Back to School Safety

Fall is just around the corner and it is time to start purchasing school supplies, memorizing class schedules, and discussing back to school safety. Going to school is an opportunity for children to exercise independence. However, it is crucial that parents teach their children about important safety techniques, which is especially important for students transporting themselves to school. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 264 students died while walking, biking, waiting for the bus, or driving to school[…] Read More

Who is At-Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

Left-hand turn accidents occur frequently in intersections and cross-streets throughout New Jersey. When a vehicle turning left is hit by another vehicle, it can be challenging to discern who is at-fault. Statutes in this regard vary from state to state, but the onus is generally on the turning driver to wait until traffic is clear to proceed. If a crash occurs, with few exceptions, fault generally lies with the driver who is turning. Because these types of accidents are more[…] Read More