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What Are the Biggest Distractions for Drivers?

The leading cause of car accidents and truck accidents in New Jersey is distracted driving. When drivers take their eyes and their attention from the road ahead of them, the likelihood of a serious accident increases significantly. For example, 2,841 people were killed by distracted driving nationwide in 2018. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that nearly nine percent of all accident fatalities are caused by distracted driving. The New Jersey State Police Department Fatal Accident Investigation Unit[…] Read More

What do Parents Need to Know About Teen Drivers and Car Accidents?

Unfortunately, the road can be a dangerous place. This is especially true for teen drivers. Youth, inexperience, and questionable decision-making are a combination that can often lead to disastrous results for these young drivers. Statistically, car accidents account for nearly 1.25 million deaths in the United States annually, with millions more becoming injured or disabled as a result. These numbers may be frightening, but what is important is to remember both the risks and the actions to take to promote[…] Read More

How to Safely Travel for Thanksgiving

Each Thanksgiving, drivers travel many distances to celebrate the holiday. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 400 traffic-related deaths occur each year during the long holiday weekend. This year, it is unclear if the car accident fatality rates will be the same, given the likely impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on social gatherings. Despite the expectations of reduced traffic, driving has inherent dangers that can be mitigated with the right approach to road safety. With the surges[…] Read More