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Distracted Driving

You can use hands-free, Bluetooth technology while you are driving in New Jersey. However, you should ask yourself: Even though it is legal, is it still safe to do so? You may find that the risk of getting involved in a serious car accident while using a hands-free device may be similar…

Everyone knows that driving while distracted is not a smart idea. They should also know that using a cell phone while driving to chat or text is distracting behavior that significantly increases the risk of being involved in an accident. Regardless, there has been a reported increase in what may be a…

It is no secret that texting while driving is a deadly distraction. To date, most prevention efforts have targeted the younger populations, especially teenagers. But the findings of a new study suggest that middle-aged drivers, not teens, are more impaired when texting behind the wheel. Researchers at Wayne State University…

Every year, thousands of people die in distracted driving accidents. In recent years, a patchwork of laws have been passed in states across the country—laws that vary in scope and penalties. But which laws are most effective at keeping people safe? There are many distractions behind the wheel. But perhaps…

New York lawmakers have cracked down on distracted teen drivers by adopting tougher penalties for those who text behind the wheel. The penalties, included in an annual budget agreement, are designed to keep young drivers focused on the road and safe from serious auto accidents. As WGRZ.com reports, Governor Andrew…

Police in New Jersey and New York are cracking down on distracted drivers – making a greater effort to identify and ticket drivers who ignore laws against the use of handheld phones behind the wheel. An estimated that 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 injured in auto accidents involving distracted drivers…