A major selling point of many of the new cars on the market today is the advanced suite of driver assistance features designed to improve the safety and convenience of operating these vehicles. These features, while still requiring the active engagement of the vehicle’s driver at all times, exist on a continuum defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of “Levels of Automated Driving.”
Most of us know this feeling all too well: You’re driving down the highway, keeping pace with the flow of traffic, and everything seems normal – when suddenly the car ahead of you hits their brakes hard.
Legislation is often not written with clarity for the average layperson in mind. The reason for this is not to be unnecessarily opaque; rather, it is because the meaning and interpretation of a law depends on the specific phrasing of its drafting, down to the punctuation.
America’s roads are getting more dangerous. For years, this was not the case. The data showed fewer motor vehicle fatalities with every passing year.
As the year 2021 concludes and the final reports from law enforcement and road safety organizations are tallied, an indisputable fact arises from the data: New Jersey’s roads are getting more dangerous, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Since the early 1980s, our nation’s roads had been getting safer. Public awareness campaigns, law enforcement efforts, and technological developments in automotive safety had been combining to produce a trend – with minor fluctuations – of fewer deaths on America’s roads by the year. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“The deadliest road in America” is something you’d rather find as the catch phrase to a Hollywood movie than as part of your daily commute.
Car crashes are unexpected, stressful, dangerous situations that even the most defense drivers aren't prepared for. Remember, it is not an accident – it is a car crash. You do not pick up an accident report – it is called a “police report” for a reason. Even the most careful drivers who follow the rules of the road can find themselves in a crash caused by someone else who was distracted, careless or disregarded traffic and road conditions. With more than 50,000 auto accidents taking place on New Jersey roads every year, it pays to familiarize yourself with the basic steps to take in the event that you’re involved in a NJ car crash.
Whether it’s during our daily work commute, running errands around town, or visiting with friends and family, automotive travel is an integral part of everyday life for most Americans. Unfortunately, it’s also a leading cause of death, according to recent CDC reports. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that, for people in the US under the age of 55, fatal car accidents are the most common cause of death.
Automotive transportation is a fundamental element of American life, and especially in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the country. That means we share the road with a lot of other vehicles. And unfortunately, where there are large numbers of automobiles, there is a high risk of automotive accidents. No one is immune «more»