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Car Accidents Archives

NHTSA: a police culture of seat belt noncompliance

A decorated New Jersey police officer died in a car accident when his cruiser struck a utility pole in Teaneck in October 2010. He is included in what a recent Washington Post article calls "the roll call of officers who weren't wearing seat belts when they died in crashes."

Multiple-car turnpike crash yields surprisingly fortunate outcome

After hearing about a multiple-vehicle turnpike crash resulting in lane closures and lengthy time delays for other motorists, it would be reasonable for most people to brace for the worst concerning details regarding the human toll.

AT&T seeking to raise awareness on texting-while-driving risks

Saying that the smartphone "is a product we sell and it's being used inappropriately," AT&T chairman and chief executive Randall L. Stephenson is speaking out forcefully in efforts to curb the widespread and dangerous practice of texting while driving.

State legislators spar over bill that would restrain pets in cars

For some people, it might appropriately be called a pet peeve, namely, seeing other vehicles flash by with noticeably unrestrained animals -- usually dogs -- hanging halfway out windows, jumping over seats or clearly engaging the attention of their owners while those persons are driving.

New Jersey high court approves teen driver decal law

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a law that requires teenage drivers to display a decal on their license plate for a specified period of time. In its decision, the court unanimously overruled lower court decisions finding that the decal requirement constituted an unreasonable search and seizure and violated privacy laws.

Study: Young drivers are most likely to be in fatal crashes

According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenage and young drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in fatal car accidents. The reasons for this increased risk are inexperience, distraction and a higher likelihood of engaging in high-risk behavior behind the wheel.

New Jersey law aims to prevent pedestrian accident deaths

Two years ago, following an unprecedented increase in pedestrian deaths, the New Jersey legislature took action and passed stricter requirements and penalties for drivers and pedestrians in Bergen County and throughout the state. Under the new law, motorists are required to stop at pedestrian crosswalks, instead of merely yielding.