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

Construction Site Safety

Construction is a high-pressure industry, with employees and administrators dealing with constant deadlines and tight budgets. These factors along with on-site hazards, such as scaffolding, power tools, electrical problems, and bad weather, led to over 5,100 worker deaths in 2017. Construction insiders may be familiar with the Fatal Four, which are the top causes for private sector construction worker fatalities. Reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, these include: Falls Being struck by an object Electrocutions Caught in/between accidents Every[…] 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