You hear it time and time again: Texting and driving is dangerous. And while you understand it to be true, it doesn't necessarily mean that every driver on the road is taking the same level of caution with the hopes of preventing an accident.
Driving in tight spaces, such as in a city setting, is much different than the open road of the highway. It calls for you to adjust your driving style, all with the idea of avoiding an accident and reaching your destination without incident.
You know there are drunk drivers all over the road. You also know that one of these people could cause a serious accident without notice. While this is enough to scare you, it doesn't mean you can stay off the road for the rest of your life.
It's difficult enough to drive in snowy conditions when the road is perfectly flat. But if you find yourself tackling a hill, you'll soon realize that you're facing even more challenges.
No matter when you take to the road, there's always a chance you could find yourself driving in heavy traffic. Even if this is part of your daily routine, it doesn't make it any easier to prevent trouble and maintain your safety.
You're excited about embarking on a long journey in your vehicle, but that doesn't mean you won't have any concerns. Above all else, you must take steps to maintain your safety from the minute you leave home until the minute you arrive at your destination.
Sharing the road with commercial trucks is easier said than done, as these large vehicles take up a lot of space. When you combine this with the fact that some truckers don't follow the rules of the road, it's not always easy to maintain your safety.
As much as many in Ocean County may hate to admit it, advancing age brings with it certain physical limitations. One's reaction times may slow, and their vision may deteriorate, making things that they were able to do with relative ease in the past (such as driving a vehicle) difficult. It may be tough to tell one who ie entering their elder years that they need to cut back (or even stop doing) the daily activities that once seemed routine to them. Yet their physical limitations may ensure that allowing them to continue to do them puts others at risk.
Some of the dangers that New Jersey drivers face while on the road aren’t discussed often enough. For example, people don’t usually talk about what should be done if faulty tires bursts or comes off of the rim while the driver is in motion. This can lead to a crash regardless of how fast a driver is going.
Most in Ocean County are likely well aware of the duty one has to remain at the scene of a car accident that they have been involved in. Yet despite this being fairly common knowledge, hit-and-run accidents continue to occur. Indeed, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 737,100 such incidents happened in 2015 in the U.S. alone. The main reason why most believe it is required that one stay at the scene of an accident is to provide law enforcement officials with the details of the collision. Yet while such information is important, state law actually gives two other reasons as to why one cannot flee the scene of a car accident.