With the summer in full swing, many people will see their social calendars filling up with fun events such as parties, gatherings, events, and the like. While summer is a time for fun, we need to remember that regardless of whether we are hosts or guests, safety is always an important factor that all of… Continue Reading
Now that summer is almost here, it is time to remind everyone of an important topic: trampoline accidents. Although they can be fun, trampolines also can be very dangerous, especially if multiple people are using one at the same time. Trampoline accidents have resulted in life-changing injuries to adults and children alike. Such accidents can… Continue Reading
Drive on any highway in America, and the chances are good that you will see at least one tractor trailer driving on the same stretch of highway. They are as ubiquitous as road signs. They may be called different things: big rigs, trucks, semis, tractor-trailers, but they all serve the same purpose: American commerce and… Continue Reading
This winter has been one of the coldest in recent memory, at least for those of us in the Northeast. It seems like every day is a new record low for daytime temperatures. If you have grown tired of driving in icy and snowy conditions on your morning commute you’re not alone. The good news:… Continue Reading
As many drivers know, New Jersey’s red light traffic camera program proved to be a controversial topic of conversation. Some people felt that the cameras saved lives by reducing the number of car accidents. Others believed the cameras amounted to too much of a governmental intrusion into people’s private lives, almost like Big Brother watching… Continue Reading
Now that winter is well underway, it is important to remind everyone to be careful not only when walking outside but also to be cautious when walking inside places, especially public buildings. Ice and snow on a customer’s shoes can easily become a major slip hazard when it gets tracked into a supermarket, retail store,… Continue Reading
Guardrails are a common occurrence. They are a vital safety component on thousands of highways and roadways across the country. They are designed to protect vehicles from leaving the road as well as to lessen the severity of a crash. Many motorists do not even take notice of them. Guardrail energy absorbing end terminals are… Continue Reading
Now that the summer is over and autumn is upon us, it is important to remind everyone of an important safety issue: proper exterior lighting. As the sun sets earlier and earlier, you must remember to adjust the lights outside of your homes and businesses to protect yourselves and visitors. An errant garden hose leftover… Continue Reading
Under a new law called the “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law,” proof that a defendant was operating a hand-held wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle may give rise to the presumption that the defendant was engaged in reckless driving. Prosecutors are empowered to charge the offender with committing vehicular homicide or assault when such type of accident occurs from reckless driving. Vehicular homicide is generally a crime of the second degree, punishable by imprisonment of five to ten years, a fine of up to $150,000, or both. Assault by auto is a crime of the fourth degree if serious bodily injury occurs and a disorderly persons offense if bodily injury occurs. A fourth degree crime is punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both. The penalty for a disorderly persons offense is imprisonment for up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
Trucks and commercial vehicles are a part of everyday life. No matter what road you are driving on, the chances are good that you will see a tractor trailer or some other truck sharing the roadway with you. Most truck drivers are safe and follow the rules of the road. But sometimes trucks cause accidents, and when they do, the results can be catastrophic. Here are two such examples.