Drivers in New Jersey who are concerned about driving safety may be interested in statistics about holidays and dangerous driving. Data collected from various sources single out certain periods of the year that are the most dangerous for driving.
Two New Jersey women were killed and three people were injured in a crash in East Greenwich on April 26. The accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 295.
New Jersey motorists may be interested in learning more about what do to when they become involved in an accident caused by another party. Even though each motorist is responsible for contacting their own insurer, the driver who is apparently at fault may be reluctant to do so. If the crash is caused by the other driver, motorists are advised to obtain vital information and take pictures as evidence for filing a claim.
Commuters in northern New Jersey may have been affected by an accident caused by a man who fell asleep behind the wheel on April 6. The incident occurred nearby mile marker 168.5 on the northbound side of the Garden State Parkway at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to police, there were four vehicles involved in the Woodcliff Lake wreck. The man who caused the crash is a 71-year-old male resident of New York City.
Anyone stuck in heavy New Jersey traffic might know how easy it is to become angered by other drivers. Road rage is the name for this hostile behavior behind the wheel. Examples include using obscene gestures, cutting off drivers and honking the vehicle's horn.
Mounting evidence collected from accident reports shows a link between distracted drivers and accidents. Distractions include eating behind the wheel, texting, checking email, looking at a navigation device and talking on mobile devices.
Two people were injured on Feb. 19 after a car crashed through the window of a Wendy's restaurant in New Jersey. The incident took place in Bayonne at 3:12 p.m. when an elderly woman crashed her BMW sports utility vehicle into the restaurant window and then drove 10 feet inside. The driver was not injured, but an 89-year-old man was left in critical condition, and a 12-year-old boy sustained leg injuries.
New Jersey residents may be unaware of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning distracted driving. According to the federal agency, distracted driving can be caused by a number of circumstances, including using a cellphone, texting while driving or eating in the car. Texting while driving may be one of the most dangerous types of distractions.
A 45-year-old Mt. Arlington man may have been driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed head-on into another vehicle in Frankford on Dec. 24. New Jersey State Police said they found suspected narcotics in his car.