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Should Self-Driving Cars in New Jersey Have Ignition Interlock Devices Installed?

These days, there’s not a lot a car can’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 “home” button and relax as the car transports you safely. You’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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Man Killed in NJ Truck Crash Caused by a Driver With a Record

Last month, we wrote about a truck driver who crashed into dozens of cars, through a police barricade, injuring three drivers and killing one. The truck driver was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree reckless aggravated assault and second-degree manslaughter. He was believed to have been drunk during the truck crash. It has now been revealed the drunk truck driver has been arrested 55 times and violated his parole at least seven times. According to the prosecutors, the driver used fake Social Security numbers and has five convictions for felony offenses, including battery and domestic violence. Outraged victims and their families told ABC7 this driver should never have been on the road in the first place. Trucking Companies Must Run Thorough Background Checks to Avoid Hiring Drivers With Records Trucking companies have a responsibility to take steps that decrease the likelihood of a truck crash by determining the competency of…
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What Caused a Truck Driver to Crash Into a Dozen Cars in New Jersey?

A drunk truck driver left dozens of cars damaged, three injured and one dead as he smashed through a police barricade in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The truck driver was operating a freightliner commercial tractor around midnight when he hit a parked car. While no one sustained injuries in the initial truck accident, the trucker did not stop there. A Union County police officer fired a warning round when he spotted the driver’s erratic maneuvers. The truck sped off, hit more parked cars and barreled through a police barricade before crashing head-on into a vehicle and coming to a stop. Police charged the truck driver with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree reckless aggravated assault. Authorities believe the truck driver was intoxicated during this incident. How to Spot a Drunk Truck Driver An 80,000-pound truck is already a potential hazard on the road. If you throw drinking and driving…
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