Category Archives: Car Accidents
Are New Jersey bus accidents on the rise? It seems like every week weâ€™re hearing about another devastating accident involving public transit. Early this month, a New Jersey Transit bus struck a man near Summit train station, causing injuries that left him in critical condition. Another accident a few days later left one man dead when he was struck by a bus. And a few days after that, a New Jersey Transit bus was involved in a six-car accident that left four people injured. Because many New Jersey and New York residents rely on mass transit as their only way of traveling, it stands to reason that residents of these two states are more likely to suffer injuries in a bus accident. New Jersey Lawmakers Want to Hear from Commuters Lawmakers are engaged in a series of four hearings regarding the safety of New Jersey Transit. According to state Sen….
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These days, thereâ€™s not a lot a car canâ€™t do. They can parallel park for you, help you stay in your lane, apply the brakes and even drive for you. Now, self-driving cars made by Google, Tesla, Mercedes and Audi are expected to increase fuel efficiency and decrease the number of car accidents. In theory, the people who stand to benefit the most from self-driving cars are teenage drivers, elderly drivers, tired workers and people who plan on drinking. Picture it; after having a few cocktails at a bar, it would be so easy to get into your self-driving car, press the â€śhomeâ€ť button and relax as the car transports you safely. Youâ€™re home free, right? Wrong. Drinking and Operating a Self-Driving Car is Still Drunk Driving According to a member of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, the actions that require a person to start the…
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Some states, such as Massachusetts and California, passed laws that forbid drivers to use headphones while driving. Other states, such as Colorado and New York, require drivers to keep one earbud out while they drive. However, New Jersey is one of the states that does not prohibit headphone use while driving and even categorizes them as hands-free devices, given most are now equipped with microphones. While it is legal, wearing a headset while driving is not necessarily the safest option. Is Wearing Headphones While Driving Dangerous? The answer is definitely â€śyes.â€ť Whether the carâ€™s radio is broken, youâ€™d prefer different music from other passengers, youâ€™re tuning into a podcast or youâ€™re talking on the phone, you are ultimately decreasing your sensory input and endangering others on the road. Drivers with headphones in are unable to hear the following as well as they should: Horns from other drivers Sirens from emergency…
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