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New Jersey law aims to prevent crashes with pet restraints

Under a new state law, New Jersey drivers who fail to properly restrain their pets in the car could face criminal charges and financial penalties. The goal of the new restraint requirement is to reduce the number of car accidents caused by drivers who are distracted by their pets, and to protect animals from harm in the event of a crash. In a 2010 AAA survey, more than 31 percent of drivers said that they were distracted by their dog while driving.

Fatal car accidents hit four-year high in New Jersey

Although we are just a few days into 2012, the New Jersey State Police is likely already setting its agenda for the new year: determining why there were so many car accident deaths lasts year, and figuring out how to lower that number in the coming year.

New Jersey booster seat law may not protect kids in car accidents

New Jersey law dictates that children aged 7 years or younger and weighing less than 80 pounds must be in appropriate child restraints and in rear seat while riding in a motor vehicle. Although the law was created to keep small children safe from injuries in car accidents, its effectiveness is often undermined by the insufficiency of booster seats, according to a recent release from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

Jersey Shore star causes car accident in Italy

Although many New Jersey residents (and most Americans, for that matter) do not rush to claim the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" as their own, it is somehow still newsworthy when one of the cast members runs into trouble with the law. This is the case with the ubiquitous Snooki, who is believed to have caused a car accident in Florence, Italy, where the cast is currently filming its fourth season of the popular reality show.

Fatal bus crashes may lead to increased safety standards, part two

Earlier this week, we wrote about the increased efforts of federal lawmakers and safety advocacy groups to require additional safety features in buses. The safety movement comes approximately one month after two deadly bus accidents in New Jersey and New York that took the lives of 17 bus passengers.

Fatal bus crashes may lead to increased safety standards, part one

Last month, we wrote about a series of deadly bus crashes that took the lives of almost 20 people in New Jersey and New York. Now, the father of a 20-year-old college student who was killed in the second accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Super Luxury Tours, which operated the bus involved in the fatal crash.