The truth is, anything that distracts you from the task of driving is dangerous. Driving distractions put you and your passengers at risk of severe injury and death, as well as the other motorists sharing the road with you.
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Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have symptoms that appear immediately or after a period of hours or weeks. People who suffer a TBI may lose consciousness, struggle to communicate, undergo mood swings, develop sensory problems, have difficulty concentrating, and more.
What Are The Texting & Cell Phone Use Laws in New Jersey?
Distracted driving is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,450 people in 2016. Unfortunately, individuals continue to let their attention wander when they are behind the wheel, despite knowing the risk of being involved in an auto accident.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in August 2019 enacted a new law that requires first-time DWI offenders to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their cars. IIDs prevent a vehicle from starting if they detect alcohol in a driver's breath. In a press release, Murphy touted the law as a way to deter drunk driving without preventing offenders from providing for themselves and their families.
According to studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Consumer Reports, millennial and elderly drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in car accidents, as well as in fatal wrecks.
Car accidents can leave you hurting physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. If you were injured because of the actions of another driver, you may be owed damages: economic damages, for quantifiable losses you suffered, and non-economic damages, for pain and suffering.
Tragically, motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. This infographic puts that into stark contex. If you lost a loved one because of the actions of another driver, you may be entitled to damages. A skilled attorney can help you determine if you have a case, as well as help you heal from your pain and suffering.
You’re running late for work and you see that your car is covered in snow. It may be tempting to clear it off in a haphazard manner, leaving patches of ice on the hood or roof. But responsible drivers know that snow and ice can fly off a moving vehicle, causing damage to people and property.
In New Jersey, it’s against the law to drive with ice or snow on your vehicle. Police offers can and will issue fines to motorists who fail to clear off their cars.