November 4th-11th, 2018 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week — an annual initiative created by the National Sleep Foundation. The goal of this outreach effort is to raise awareness surrounding the risks of drowsy driving to make the roads a safer place for everyone.
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A driver’s license is a unique form of freedom, but inexperience can put teenagers, their passengers, and other drivers at risk. While people of any age can cause life-altering motor vehicle accidents, teenagers are a statistically risky group of drivers. According to the DMV, teenage drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group.
Unfortunately, fatal motor vehicle accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. According to preliminary statistics released by the National Safety Council, 40,100 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 and another 4.57 million people required medical attention. The number of fatalities exceeded 40,000 in 2016 as well.
In New Jersey alone, there have been approximately 371 fatalities so far this year according to public information provided by the New Jersey State Police. The fatalities by county include:
We entrust school buses and their drivers to provide safe and reliable transportation for our children. However, there is the potential for injury when school buses are involved in motor vehicle accidents, whether minor fender benders or severe collisions.
We all know that texting and driving is a problem. In fact, distracted driving kills 9 people in car accidents each day. In New Jersey, it is illegal to use a hand-held device while driving, and it is a primary offense to text and drive, meaning that an officer can pull you over and ticket you for texting and driving.
Labor Day weekend doesn't have quite the same reputation for barbecuing and drinking as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. But any time Americans get a three-day weekend, there's likely going to be an increase in alcohol consumed and a corresponding increase in drunk drivers.
For many of us, this Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer. The days are longer. The weather is warmer. And for motorcyclists, the open road beckons. If you are taking a road trip this summer, remember these safety tips to share the road with motorcycle riders.
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.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto manufacturers recalled 53.2 million vehicles in 2016. This represents the largest number of vehicles ever recalled in a single calendar year.
Recently, the National Safety Council released preliminary 2016 motor vehicle accident fatality data that displays an alarming trend. Based on this preliminary data, our nation has just experienced the largest 2-year spike in traffic accident deaths in over 50 years.