Distracted Driving Accident
Distracted driving, specifically as it relates to cell phone use, has become an increasing problem nationwide, causing many states to crack down on talking and texting while operating a vehicle. New Jersey is one of these states that recognizes the growing hazard and continues to propose amendments to legislation in an attempt to make the roads safer for all motorists and pedestrians. Read the rest »
According to New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, between 2004 and 2013 there were almost 3 million motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. Almost half of these involved distracted driving. Drivers can become distracted by a number of things both inside and outside the vehicle. Any one of these can cause a serious road accident. Distracted driving, whatever the cause, is dangerous and increases the risk of a vehicle accident.
Distracted driving claimed over 3,000 lives nationwide in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, over 420,000 motorists were injured in distracted driving accidents.
When experienced Princeton car accident attorneys reach out to the community to help reduce the risk of distracted driving accidents, we often find that drivers don’t know much about distracted driving – including how they can help keep themselves and their passengers safer on the road. Here are some of the top most frequently asked questions about distracted driving. Read the rest »
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