When a school bus was involved in a recent accident in New Jersey that involved two passenger vehicles, it was fortunate that there were no children on the bus. However, occupants of cars are typically worse off in car accidents in which a big rig or bus is involved. This was also the case in this accident that sent three injured people to the hospital.
Police in Fairfield recently encouraged New Jersey parents of teenagers with provisional licenses to have conversations about safe and responsible driving. Parents were also asked to make sure their teens comply with the legal restrictions for inexperienced drivers. Two car accidents in Fairfield that were caused by young drivers gave rise to the decision to issue the caution, although no lives were lost -- "by the grace of God," said the police spokesperson.
Injuries can change a person's life in ways that most people do not expect. While pain is often the first repercussion that pops into people's heads, injuries can also lead to high medical bills, lost wages due to being unable to work, loss of abilities and other hardships. As a result, when injuries result from car accidents, it is common for injured parties to seek compensation.
Amid the recent heavy snowfalls in New Jersey's center parts, safety authorities cautioned drivers about the hazards posed by snow squalls. According to the National Weather Service, snow squalls are short-lived, intense bursts of exceptionally heavy snowfalls. When they occur, the risk of car accidents is significantly higher.
Losing a loved one in a crash is naturally a traumatic experience for the surviving family members. The fact that many car accidents were preventable makes it even tougher for families to work through. It is only natural to seek justice after such a loss; however, nothing can bring that person back. The family of a New Jersey pedestrian who died after being struck by a texting driver may find no comfort in the fact that the driver might spend 10 years in prison after she was convicted in a New Jersey criminal court.
Several cities in New Jersey have given ride-share companies permission to operate e-scooters before making final decisions about allowing programs to run permanently. The safety of this mode of transport is once again questioned after the death of a 15-year-old e-scooter rider. Car accidents involving scooters have become a significant concern.
Safety authorities say for a while after the clocks are turned back when Daylight Savings Time ends, the number of drowsy driving incidents on the nation's roads, including New Jersey, increases each year. Although many people enjoy that extra hour of sleep, others will find themselves driving to work in the dark. It takes most people some time to adjust to the changes, and car accidents are reportedly more prevalent during this time.
Losing a teenage child is naturally a traumatic experience for parents, especially when they do not know exactly how it happened. This might be the case in the death of a 17-year-old New Jersey girl, who died in one of those car accidents that need reconstruction to determine how it happened. Authorities report that the deadly crash occurred shortly before 9:40 a.m. on a recent Friday.
State lawmakers in New Jersey recognize drunk driving as a serious statewide issue. They wish to reduce the risk to the public from intoxicated drivers while at the same time not placing an unreasonable burden on individuals trying to hold down jobs and take care of their families. To that end, the governor recently signed a bill into law that will expand the use of ignition interlock devices in addition to revising other drunk driving penalties.
Understandably, you likely expect your car to get you anywhere you need to go in New Jersey safely and without hiccups. Unfortunately, manufacturing errors do occur, and some can be dangerous. If your vehicle has a safety-related defect, you might even be dealing with an auto recall.