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With Memorial Day weekend coming up and tourists flocking to New Jersey, things are about to get wild on the roads. Holidays like Memorial Weekend, Fourth of July, and New Year’s Eve are inherently dangerous. Drinking, driving on unfamiliar roads, and driving at night all provide the perfect ingredients for a car accident. Read the rest »
This morning, students, parents, and other sympathetic Paramus residents laid flowers on a make-shift memorial outside of East Brook Middle School. It was a somber tribute to a teacher and student who were killed when their school bus collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive. Read the rest »
Driving is dangerous. On average, motorists are operating 3,000 pounds of metal that can easily crush any unfortunate human in their way. That is a lot of responsibility for a driver, especially at night. Even though there is 60% less traffic on the roads, nighttime accidents account for more than 40% of overall car accidents. Read the rest »
There are few things more American than a biker breezing down a highway at 65 miles per hour with nothing but the wind in his hair (or preferably his helmet). And with summer just around the corner, many bikers are about to dust off those hogs and get ready to ride. Read the rest »
Tailgating, or driving too close to the rear of another vehicle, is a major cause of accidents in New Jersey. Many drivers fail to understand that an insignificant fender bender between two cars can become a life-threatening event when a motorcycle is involved.
The worst part is that these motorcycle collisions could easily have been avoided. For that reason, in New Jersey, any driver who strikes the rear of another vehicle is always at fault for the damage. Read the rest »
Tragedy occurred Tuesday, in the early morning hours, when a pedestrian in South Brunswick was hit by two tractor-trailers. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the accident shut down part of Route 1 for nearly five hours and backed up rush-hour traffic almost three miles.
This incident is still under investigation and the name of the victim has yet to be released, but the unfortunate event serves as a reminder of how dangerous semi-trucks can be. Read the rest »
Spring has sprung, and throughout the Garden State, folks are dusting off their bicycles and hitting the streets. Bikes are a great way to shed winter pounds, save on gas money, and do something positive for the environment. But, sharing the road with two-ton cars and other motor vehicles can be dangerous for cyclists, especially since motorists aren’t always on the lookout for them. That’s why Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., is releasing this infographic with tips about riding safely within New Jersey’s bicycle laws. Read the rest »
From the smartphone that is always within reach to the activity tracker that is built into a wristwatch, technology has grown from a novelty to a trusted resource. Most people rely heavily on technology to supply them with information and perform tasks that are critical to getting through each day. And though motorcycle riders like to think of themselves as a different breed, they have also embraced much of the latest technology. Read the rest »
As a high school senior who is preparing to enter college in the fall, you are facing a time of great growth and learning. You are entering the period when you will determine where and how you fit into society. Part of that, we hope, is figuring out how you will contribute to make the world a better place for those to come. Read the rest »
It is a universal truth that in a battle between a machine and a man, the machine usually wins. We typically imagine this scenario involving people being hit by cars or buses, but a very real danger also exists when the machine happens to be a bicycle. As the number of people using bicycles (both for recreational purposes and to avoid growing traffic) continues to increase, these accidents are bound to happen more frequently. Read the rest »
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