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Distracted Driving

NJ’s Distracted While Driving Laws

Distracted Driving: New Jersey’s Texting While Driving Laws If you have taken to the New Jersey roadways lately, you have likely witnessed other drivers glancing down at their cell phones – or typing away on them – all while changing lanes, maneuvering in and out of traffic, and otherwise trying to drive. Texting while driving is illegal, it is dangerous, and it is killing an average of 9 people a day in this country. And yet, it has become increasingly [...]

Most Common Distractions While Driving

What are the Most Common Motor Vehicle Driver Distractions? Distracted driving is on the rise and it is costing lives. In New Jersey, distracted driving was cited as a major contributing factor in more than 817,000 car accidents from 2010 to 2014, according to the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety. While we often think of texting while driving as a distraction, there are several other behaviors that take a driver’s eyes and attention off the road. Cell phones [...]

NJ Has Some of the Worst Drivers in Nation

Motor vehicle accident deaths, uninsured motorists and poor driving habits all contribute to this undesirable reputation Each year, several companies release their lists of worst drivers in the United States based on all types of data compiled from numerous resources. Inevitably, all of these lists continually illustrate something that anyone who has driven in the Northeast can understand. New Jersey drivers are bad. While not always ranked as the absolute worst, they typically fall somewhere in the top ten. Drivers [...]

Men or Women More at Risk of Dying in Car Accidents?

Are Men or Women More at Risk of Dying in a Car Accident? Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, releases data on motor vehicle accidents. Insurancequotes.com studied the data from 2014 and 2015 to see patterns in accidents, namely, which gender is most at risk for being involved in an accident. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in car accidents in 2014. In 2015, 35,092 lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents. The data showed that male drivers [...]