According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statistics are clear. If you're a motorcyclist, the single most effective way to avoid getting seriously injured or killed in an accident is to wear a helmet. Indeed, making sure every rider wears a helmet on every ride is the CDC's top priority for motorcycle safety, and one way that has been accomplished is through the passage of helmet laws.
New Jersey drivers may be interested in a study by one government agency that looked at the prevalence of distracted driving on American roads. According to the CDC, over 1000 people are injured and nine are killed each day in the U.S. due to an auto accident involving a distracted driver.
On Sept.18, a hospital spokesperson confirmed that a Sussex woman injured in a highway crash on Route 565 on Sept. 4 still lies in critical condition two weeks after the accident. The car accident occurred at around 9 p.m. near milepost 10.6 when a 21-year-old man heading south drove his Mitsubishi Lancer into the northbound lane, according to a state police sergeant. The 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a medical center and remains in treatment in the intensive care unit.