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Auto-Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Distracted driving behaviors that can be deadly

Everyone has heard about the dangers of using hand-held devices to talk on the phone, text and access social media while driving. However, dangerous distracted driving behaviors, which result in an average of eight fatalities a day and far more injuries, include other activities that too many people are used to doing in their vehicles. These include:

New Jersey bill seeks to extend school zone speed limits

New Jersey state lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow municipalities and counties to make lower speed limits around schools permanent rather than only during designated times and days. As one assemblyman said, "This gives us an opportunity to protect children and give municipal officials an opportunity to do the right thing for their communities."

Why are pedestrian fatalities increasing?

According to a study released this month by the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities have risen by 22 percent in the U.S. during the past two years. The National Safety Council also reported an increase in deaths in pedestrian-vehicle accidents during that same period.

Hit-and-run driver mows down wheelchair-bound man

It's hard to imagine the mindset of a driver who can hit and injure a pedestrian and then flee the scene without checking on the person's condition. It's even harder to fathom how a motorist could mow down a man in a wheelchair and take off, yet that is what happened recently in Jersey City.

Are pedestrians at higher risk of injury in New Jersey?

This state has a higher than average frequency of incidents with collisions between cars and pedestrians that involve injuries or fatalities when compared with most other states. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety has responded by developing a pedestrian safety program for residents.

Deadly accident leads to charges for driver in Newark

A man in Newark, New Jersey, is facing charges after being involved in a deadly accident. Police recently reported that they had captured the man, although they did not go into much detail about what that capture looked like or how they were able to locate him.

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