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Is New Jersey Doing Enough to Keep Motorcyclists Safe?: May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and with that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to look at whether New Jersey is doing enough to keep motorcyclists safe. Per a report in the Atlantic Highland Herald, data from the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that in 2015, 4,868 motorcyclists were killed in crashes on roads in the US, including 50 motorcyclist fatalities in New Jersey. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists and their passengers are 37 times more at risk of suffering a traffic crash fatality than automobile occupants. Is New Jersey’s Motorcycle Safety Program Enough? New Jersey’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation Training Programs focus on educating motorcyclists on how to defend themselves against injury on the road, including teaching them defensive driving techniques and recommending protective clothing and equipment they should wear while riding. However, while it is definitely... Read More » http://bit.ly/2rtWDXZ #CarAccident #NewJersey #MotorcycleAccident
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Will the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Prevent Waste Worker Injuries?: Recently, the state legislature in New Jersey and Governor Chris Christie passed a new law meant to prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. The new law (A-4452/S-518) is similar to the ‘Slow Down to Get Around Law’ that provides police and other emergency workers protection when their vehicles are pulled over with the lights flashing. How Could the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Protect Waste Workers? Per the Cape May County Herald, like the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ law, this new law should be able to help prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. Under the new law, which is now in effect, motorists are required to safely move one lane over and drive with caution when passing waste trucks that have their lights flashing. If vehicles give waste trucks room and pass them with caution, then it should help keep waste workers safe. The new... Read More » http://bit.ly/2q1beWJ #CarAccident #NewJersey #TruckAccident
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Are Drunk Drivers More Likely to Cause Wrong-Way Car Accidents?: Wrong-way car accidents are one of the most preventable types of traffic accidents. Yet, crashes where two vehicles collide head-on into one another continue to happen. Why? A recent head-on car wreck in Cape May County happened due to one of the most common causes of wrong-way car accidents, which is drunk driving. According to NJ.com, the incident in Cape May County involved three vehicles and was set in motion when the driver of one of the cars involved veered into oncoming traffic and hit the other two vehicles. Per the NJ.com report, the driver of the vehicle that veered into oncoming traffic was charged with reckless driving and DUI following the three-car accident. Types of Drivers Who Cause Wrong-Way Car Accidents Drivers who cause wrong-way accidents usually fall into one of the following categories: Elderly drivers – In many cases, elderly drivers can become confused while driving and mistakenly... Read More » http://bit.ly/2riIbSl #CarAccident #CapeMay #DrunkDriving
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Do Personal Assets Impact How Much Car Insurance You Need?: Many people do not realize that when it comes to determining how much car insurance to purchase, the value of their personal assets can play a huge role. How Your Personal Assets Impact the Amount of Car Insurance Coverage You Need There are three categories of personal assets: tangible assets, financial accounts and income-generating assets. Tangible assets include items like your car, house and any valuables, such as antiques or fine art. Financial accounts are things like your life insurance policy, checking account, savings account and retirement account. Income-generating assets involve things that make you money, such as a business you own or a real estate investment. Depending on the level of car insurance coverage you carry, your personal assets could be at stake if you are at fault for a traffic accident and your insurance does not cover the accident victim’s physical injuries or the property damage from the... Read More » http://bit.ly/2rfHXeO #CarAccident #AtlanticCity #NJ #AutoInsurance
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How Common Are Escalator Accidents and Injuries?: When people think of escalator accidents and injuries, they often view them as freak occurrences that could never happen to them or their loved ones. However, according to the American Association for Justice (AAJ), people may be much more likely to be the victims of escalator injuries than they realize. Do Escalator Accidents Happen More Often Than People Realize? Recently, a series of escalator accidents grew by one when an escalator in Hong Kong malfunctioned, injuring 18 passengers. The incident in Hong Kong comes in the wake of a 2-year-old girl severing her finger after falling down an escalator and an escalator accident where a woman was killed after falling off the World Trade Center’s Oculus. The fact that so many escalator accidents have been making headlines recently should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the AAJ’s data on these incidents. For instance, accord to the AAJ, statistics... Read More » http://bit.ly/2rc2f98 #ElevatorandEscalatorAccidentsandInjuries #Escalator #NJ
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Are Used Car Dealers Failing to Disclose Vehicle Safety Problems to Consumers?: What if an auto dealership did not tell you about serious vehicle safety problems before selling you a car or truck? According to a recent report in the New Jersey Herald, that may not be just some ‘what if’ scenario for some consumers. Instead, disturbingly, it could be how business is conducted at many used car dealerships in the US. Are Dealerships Keeping Car Buyers in the Dark About Dangerous Auto Defects? Per the report in the New Jersey Herald, New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, announced that the results of an investigation his office conducted led to some startling findings. Reportedly, the New York Attorney General’s office discovered that hundreds of vehicles in New York had been sold to car buyers without the dealership disclosing to the consumers that the vehicles they were purchasing had unrepaired auto defects. The defects were part of auto recalls for serious issues, such... Read More » http://bit.ly/2ra3O7o #ProductLiabilityLawsuit #AutoRecall #NewJersey
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Is It Dangerous to Drive on Bridges in Cape May County?: Are the bridges in Cape May County falling apart? According to report in The Press of Atlantic City, they appear to be and lawmakers are struggling to come up with the funding necessary to fix the problem, which could lead to car accidents and pedestrian injuries. What’s Wrong with the Bridges in Cape May County? Per the report in The Press of Atlantic City, structural issues involving the bridges in Cape May County have been a problem for a while. Many of the bridges are older, which results in them constantly needing to be repaired. For instance, Townsends Inlet bridge had to be shut down recently after a large underwater crack was discovered, and last year, the 96th Street bridge was shut down for month due to the same issue. Both bridges are over 75 years old, and according to a county engineer The Press of Atlantic City spoke to,... Read More » http://bit.ly/2qSEfE7 #CarAccident #PersonalInjury #PremisesLiability #CapeMay
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Is the Atlantic City Boardwalk’s Polarcoaster Going to Be Safe?: Per The Press of Atlantic City, the former site of the Sands casino will soon have a new resident in the form of a 350-foot vertical rollercoaster called the Polarcoaster. Construction on the amusement park is expected to begin later this year and plans are for the Polarcoaster to be open to the public in Summer 2019. The Polarcoaster should bring much-needed revenue to Atlantic City. However, it is important that the safety of those building, operating and riding the Polarcoaster take priority over economic concerns. A rollercoaster accident at a Six Flags in Maryland proves these rides can and do falter, and when they do, it endangers lives. After the Joker’s Jinx rollercoaster at Six Flags in Prince George’s County, Maryland became stuck, 24 passengers were stranded hanging at a 30-degree angle 80 feet in the air for over three hours. Firefighters responding to the scene had to use... Read More » http://bit.ly/2qMguxG #InjuriestoChildren #PersonalInjury #PremisesLiability
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How Is the US Coast Guard Working to Prevent New Jersey Boating Accidents?: As the warm weather months approach, the US Coast Guard is stepping up efforts to improve boating safety and prevent New Jersey boat accidents. In March, a Member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary wrote an article for Shore News Today regarding the importance of boating education courses in preventing boat accidents. How Can Boating Education Courses Help Prevent Accidents? There is much that goes into operating a vessel on the open water. Boat owners must first get their watercraft properly prepared for the boating season. This can involve making sure to equip the boat with necessary safety items, like lifejackets, and ensuring that the vessel itself is seaworthy, which could include making repairs and safety upgrades. In addition to getting their boat ready to go out on the water, vessel owners should make sure that they are prepared to safely operate a watercraft. One way to do this is... Read More » http://bit.ly/2qFdGCb #PersonalInjury #NewJersey #BoatAccident
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What Are North Wildwood Police Doing to Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement?: The Cape May County Herald recently featured a report regarding the North Wildwood Police Department’s (NWPD) planned distracted driving enforcement period, which is taking place from April 1 to April 21. The NWPD’s distracted driving campaign take place during a statewide enforcement period. In addition, it is part of a national program called “UDrive. UText. UPay.” How Does the Distracted Driving Enforcement Period Work? Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of distraction that can result in distracted driving: Visual – This involves anything that takes a driver’s eyes away from the road Cognitive – This includes any activity that takes a driver’s mind off driving Manual – Anything that causes a driver to take his or her hands off the steering wheel Activities that can lead to distracted driving include texting and driving, talking on a handheld cellphone while driving, conversing with vehicle... Read More » http://bit.ly/2pPi1GF #CarAccident #DistractedDriving
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