In an effort to make roads in New Jersey and throughout the country safer, the NHTSA is partnering with other stakeholders in an effort to end drugged driving. Among the parties invited to attend a March 15 summit include state and local elected officials and data and policy experts. Others include toxicologists and those who have criminal justice or law enforcement backgrounds. They will work with the agency on developing ways to keep the roads safer.
Traffic deaths in New Jersey and across the country have been on the rise in recent years. Experts disagree on the cause. While some believe that the increase of total drivers on the road has naturally led to a higher rate of collisions, others point to smartphones in the hands of distracted motorists or pedestrians. However, a study by the National Transportation Safety Board puts the blame on speeding.
Many car accidents happen in New Jersey each year. It is important for people who are involved in one to understand when they must report it and to whom. Those who fail to report some types of crashes may face severe penalties.
Multiple accidents, some involving pedestrians, started a recent week off on a sour note for several New Jersey towns. Four people died, and one person was said to be in critical condition. Many families are mourning the loss of their loved ones today after the car accidents occurred. Two female pedestrians were hurt in separate accidents; a 69-year-old died, and an 80-year-old suffered serious injuries.
Pedestrians who are walking along and crossing roads in New Jersey may be risking their lives. Route 130 is a highway that runs from Salem County to Middlesex County. Somewhere in the middle, one stretch of this road in Burlington County has been labeled the deadliest in the state for people traveling on foot. In New Jersey, car accidents involving pedestrians are at an all-time high for six years running.
A town is in mourning today after a member of the Jersey City Fire Department died in an early morning car accident. The 29-year-old died just two days before he was to take his captain's test for the New Jersey Fire Department. The firefighter, a decorated U.S. Navy Veteran, was a backseat passenger in one car involved in the head-on collision on Paterson Plank Road. Car accidents such as this one are hard for everyone involved to overcome.
Some drivers take over the road for their own amusement or thrills while giving little thought to the safety of others. Case in point, two drivers were apparently chasing each other at high speeds through a residential neighborhood in New Jersey. The quiet night was then interrupted by the sound of a car crashing into someone's home. Car accidents of this nature put everyone in jeopardy, not just those on the road.
A New Jersey family is in mourning after their loved one died after first surviving a one-car crash. The 27-year-old driver was killed in another car crash on Route 80 just moments after the first one. New Jersey State Police are unsure what may have caused the two car accidents.
The loss of a young person in a senseless accident is heartbreaking. Today, one family is mourning the death of their son, and another child is in critical condition. This family is likely holding a vigil by their son's hospital bed hoping for a miracle. In New Jersey, car accidents involving young people are a major concern.
Car accidents can occur at any time. Under most circumstances, insurance and registration information are exchanged and people go on their way. This is not the case for several families in New Jersey who are holding vigils at loved ones' hospital beds. Car accidents among young people in New Jersey are a significant concern.