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Human influence could be making self-driving cars less safe

The manner in which self-driving vehicles are programmed to drive may be unsafe, according to one prominent computer science professor. This is due to the driving software mimicking poor human driver traits. This is of obvious concern given the possibility of driverless cars eventually coming to New Jersey.

Some car crash injuries may appear days after accident

When New Jersey vehicle occupants become involved in a car accident, it may take some time before he or she feels the full effects of the crash. Even if the accident appeared to be minor at the time, some symptoms associated with the incident may not become apparent until several days later.

Car accidents can cause painful soft tissue damage

Soft tissue injuries are among the most common sources of ongoing pain for New Jersey drivers who have been victims of a motor vehicle accident. Soft tissue damage, unlike hard tissue injuries, does not affect the bones or cartilage; instead, these types of injuries reflect damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons and other softer parts of the body. After a car crash, a number of symptoms can point to continuing soft tissue damage, such as strains, sprains, muscle tears, persistent soreness and other forms of muscle and tendon pain.

Consumer Reports shares ways to avoid distracted driving

With the increasing number of traffic deaths in New Jersey and across America, some experts believe that more measures must be taken to prevent distracted driving. Consumer Reports has shown that smartphones provide the most distractions since drivers can use them to text, send emails, search the internet, play music and watch videos. A Consumer Reports survey revealed that 52 percent of drivers admitted to engaging in these activities while behind the wheel.

Speeding blamed for increase in traffic deaths

New Jersey drivers may have read that the number of traffic deaths have increased over the last few years. While some experts believe that it is due to an increase in the number of vehicles on the road and others blame pedestrians and smartphone use, a study showed that speed could ultimately be the problem.

Notifying the insurance agency after a car crash

For motorists in New Jersey, going through a car crash can be an extremely traumatic experience. From the immediate injuries and damages to the extensive followup required to secure compensation, car accidents can lead to a lot of stress. That's why it's important for motorists to be prepared and understand what to do in the moments and days following an auto crash.

Roundabouts can lower risk of roadway death

Traffic engineers in New Jersey and across the United States are continually looking for ways to lower the risks that drivers and passengers face on the roadways. This is especially true for intersections, as the conjunction points of roads can be some of the most dangerous locations as cars come together from different directions, sometimes at higher rates of speed. Drivers are aware that the risk at intersections often exceeds that elsewhere on the roads, but the points are often the location for fatal crashes or accidents causing serious injury.

Why Thanksgiving can be hazardous to a person's health

The winter months have been linked to an increase in heart attacks while the Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, has been linked to an increase in car accidents. An increase in heart problems has been noted in both cooler climates such as New Jersey as well as in warmer climates. Therefore, it is thought that it may have something to do with increased fat, salt or alcohol consumption during the holidays.

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