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Reviewing New Jersey's dram shop laws

Given the danger that drunk drivers pose to other motorists in Ocean County, you might question how is that such people are allowed to driver after drinking. You might expect one's friend or acquaintance to not allow him or her to get behind the wheel after having had one too many, yet what about those establishments that serve alcohol to patrons? Should they share in the liability if those patrons then drive and subsequently cause accidents? Such is the question that many have brought to us here at Silvi, Fedele & Honschke Attorneys at Law. 

The risks associated with rideshare driving

On a daily basis, people employed in various fields run the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle collision while they drive to or from work or run errands for their employer. However, some workers, such as rideshare drivers, face a particularly high chance of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. Moreover, these accidents can be especially damaging for rideshare drivers for various reasons. As a result, it is important for you to be aware of the risks associated with this line of work if you are a rideshare driver or are considering this career path.

Top causes of car crashes in the New Jersey

Every year in the U.S., many thousands of people die in vehicle accidents, several hundred of them in New Jersey, while those injured in car crashes number several million, according to Fortune magazine. Along with this tragic cost in lives comes a cost to society. A very real financial cost that in 2016 was $432 billion. This total accounts for property damage, medical expenses, administrative expenses and lost wages and productivity. Worse even than these costs is the knowledge that many accidents can be avoided.

How many accidents involving wildlife occur every year?

On the road, many different risks are present. For example, drivers have to watch out for the recklessness of other drivers, poor weather conditions, and other hazards such as downed signs. However, it is essential to realize that wildlife can pose a serious risk, especially in certain parts of the country. Sadly, a large animal can run onto the road, giving a driver little time to come to a stop or avoid a collision. When this occurs, a fatal crash may follow, causing incredible suffering.

Attempted car theft in Newark results in fatal crash

Ocean County residents may often believe that the strength of their own driving skills will help them to avoid accidents out on the road. While defensive driving may certainly help reduce the chances of one causing a collision, he or she may have little control over the actions of others on the road. Sadly, the negligent choices of a select few while behind the wheel can often produce devastating consequences for others. Those consequences may range from extensive damage to a vehicle to serious injuries or (in some cases) even death. 

Study: Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving

New Jersey news media is reporting that a new study claims that drowsy drivers can be just as dangerous to other motorists as drunk or drugged drivers. The AAA study says that drowsy driving causes many more motor vehicle accidents, injuries and fatalities than was previously believed.

National Winter Safety Stand Down--Five Minutes Can Save Lives

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of preventable death for construction workers. Winter weather hazards like icy surfaces, extremely low temperatures, and weather-related factors like wind or freezing rain can all contribute to worker illness and injury. 

How to stay safe on winter roads

Snow, ice and black ice are common dangers that New Jersey drivers may experience while on the roads during the winter months. Black ice may be especially dangerous because it isn't always apparent that it is there until a driver loses control of a vehicle. It may be possible to avoid accidents and other winter driving dangers by allowing more time to reach a destination.

Drivers may not benefit from new dashboard features

Drivers in New Jersey may think that a car is more convenient or fun to drive with voice controls or other modern features. However, research has shown that many dashboard features and other technology included in new vehicles may be more of a safety risk. A study was conducted by the University of Utah that had drivers between the ages of 21 and 36 perform a series of tasks while driving.

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