Potholes Causing DamageFebruary 16, 2018

With temperatures freezing, then thawing and heavy rain– potholes are a focus for Department of Transportation crews and drivers. Several drivers were stuck on the side of I-40 Sunday after their tires blew when they hit one of the potholes. “For some reason, we didn’t even see it coming up and that could be the danger of it. …

10 Important Road Safety Tips

Road accidents have been a serious cause for concern in recent years, as the death toll of citizens through road carnage have risen in terrifying numbers. The devastation of losing someone dear to your heart through an accident is a painful experience and many have wondered whether there was any way such sad occurrences could …

Seatbelt SafetyFebruary 15, 2018

Seatbelt Safety: If you become injured in a car accident that was caused by the other driver’s negligence, and you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time of the accident, you can actually severely hurt your chances at receiving compensation for your injuries.  Insurance companies are a for-profit business, which means it is their job …

Takata Airbag RecallJuly 17, 2016

The Houston Chronicle reports that in Houston, community leaders have come together to inform drivers about defective Takata airbag inflators, which have been recalled for the risk of exploding in an accident. Two of the ten deaths in the US because of the defective bags have happened in Houston. DOT’s Recall Monitor John Buretta said, …

Keyless ignition carbon monoxide threatOctober 8, 2015

ABC World News reported that the owners of some five million cars with keyless ignition systems could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning after investigators found a link between a dozen deaths and similar poisoning incidents that resulted from owners accidentally walking away from their vehicles without turning them off. ABC provides the example of …

Christie Conditionally Vetoes Ignition Interlock BillMarch 25, 2015

Ignition Interlock Bill: On March 23rd, Governor Christie sent a conditional veto message to the legislature, rejecting the proposed Bill 1368 which would fundamentally change DWI sentencing law. The Governor’s recommendations call for the installation of ignition interlock devices in every instance for longer periods. The idea of shortened driver’s license suspension periods is eliminated. …

Study says NJ has 1.3 million recalled, unrepaired cars on roadsFebruary 27, 2015

Tens of millions of U.S. motorists are driving vehicles that have been recalled because of potential safety issues but have not yet been brought to a dealership for repair, according to a new study. Colorado-based Carfax, which sells automobile history reports, examined state vehicle registration data to determine that more than 46 million cars, trucks …

Highway operations to be reviewed after NJ Turnpike CrashFebruary 11, 2015

The state’s transportation commissioner has ordered a review of the New Jersey Turnpike’s winter weather operations following a deadly 40-vehicle wreck in Cranbury Township. The directive from Jamie Fox was issued Tuesday, a day after the wreck occurred. Fox, who also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, said it would be “prudent” …

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition, including making certain your tires are properly inflated. Keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. Pack a cell phone plus blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medication in your vehicle in the event you are stranded. …

Major Changes to N.J. Drunk Driving LawFebruary 9, 2015

A proposed law to drastically change the way New Jersey punishes drunken drivers has hit Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The bill, which passed the state Senate 29-4 on February 5 after passing the Assembly in June, would allow most drivers convicted of drunken driving for the first time to reduce their license suspensions from the …