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NJ State Police Increase Patrols on Roads and Water Statewide for July 4th Weekend

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Sea Isle City NJ, The New Jersey State Police encourages everyone to enjoy their holiday safely. Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends at a barbecue, driving to the Jersey shore to enjoy the beach, or heading out on a boat, please be mindful that there will be increased traffic on our roadways statewide, including ours.

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Examining the Impact of Digital Billboards on Distracted Driving

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Ridgewood NJ, Digital billboards have become a ubiquitous feature of urban landscapes, capturing attention with their vibrant displays and dynamic content. While these digital signs offer advertisers new ways to engage audiences, concerns have been raised about their potential impact on road safety, particularly in relation to distracted driving.

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6 Common Causes of Road Accidents and How to Prevent Them

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We live in a world where every day, numerous lives are rocked by the sudden and often irreversible impact of a road accident. Whether it’s an inconspicuous intersection or a quiet country lane, hazard lurks in the veil of routine. Despite there being no fail-safe for accidental mishaps, understanding the frequent causes of road accidents can empower us to take preemptive measures – safeguarding not just our own lives, but those of our fellow travelers.

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Exploring the Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

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In our increasingly urbanized and interconnected world, pedestrian safety has become a paramount concern. The bustling streets that once epitomized progress and modernity now serve as a backdrop for an unfortunate reality: pedestrian accidents. The interplay of various factors contributes to this alarming phenomenon, and a deeper examination of these causes unveils a tapestry of challenges that must be addressed comprehensively to ensure the safety of those on foot.

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NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety Remind Motorists – U Drive. U Text. U Pay

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (HTS) today announced the launch of a high visibility enforcement effort to mitigate the menace of distracted driving. Between April 1 and the 30th, law enforcement officers will work together to enforce laws prohibiting texting and distracted driving.

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Passenger Car Strikes Two parked Vehicles in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, one (1) summons was issued by Ridgewood Police  in connection with a Saturday morning, 07/16, crash that damaged three (3) vehicles, when a moving passenger car struck two (2) parked vehicles in the 300 block of East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Two (2) of the damaged vehicles were towed away by a flatbed. No injuries were reported. Distracted driving was said to have been responsible for the mishap.

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Details Emerge on Teaneck Crash that Killed 92-year-old Man

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Teaneck NJ, on June 28th the Ridgewood blog  reported that the Bergen County Prosecutor  was investigating a crash in Teaneck that resulted in the death of a 92-year-old man Albert Schnellbacker .

The Ridgewood blog has come into possession of the official Teaneck Police Department Report, Case Number 22-036206 along with the State of New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report NJTR-1 to interpret the Police Report for this specific crash.

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Report : New Jersey has the Second Highest ratio of Fatal Crashes due to Distracted Driving

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Ridgewood NJ, distracted driving is one of the major causes of road accidents. Zutobi (an e-learning platform that helps inexperienced drivers learn the road) recently published a report ( https://zutobi.com/us/driver-guides/distracted-driving-report ) on distracted driving in the U.S. In that report New Jersey had the second highest ratio of fatal crashes due to distraction.

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New State Police : Be Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies in Holiday Travel

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West Trenton NJ,  The day before Thanksgiving is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year, but this holiday season has proven to be anything but typical. Although we expect fewer motorists on the road this year, the message of the New Jersey State Police remains the same. If you must travel during the holiday, we encourage you to take the time to prepare for unexpected emergencies by following a few safety tips that will surely come in handy if you find yourself in a jam. Before you head out, please consider the following:

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What Are Your Legal Options in A Bicycle Collision

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With numerous road accidents happening every day, we don’t need to tell you just how dangerous it is to operate any type of a vehicle. Collisions occur for all kinds of reasons but most of the time they happen due to drivers being distracted and not paying attention on the road ahead. Bicyclists are especially vulnerable given the fact that they are the least protected in traffic.

However, not every accident is a reason to file a lawsuit. To start a legal battle, your injuries need to be a product of someone’s negligence. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you will be able to establish your legal options.

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood Health Department reminds you to celebrate safely this holiday season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration stand with all those who have known the tragic consequences of drugged or drunk driving, and we rededicate ourselves to preventing it this December and throughout the year.

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Reader says MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.

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MORE accidents happen when the speed limit is 25mph.
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1. It is so slow the driver’s mind wanders
2. It is so slow that OTHER drivers get frustrated and aggressive and drive recklessly when following someone driving 25mph
3. The cars are moving so slowly that pedestrians perceive cars to be a lesser danger and treat them as such.
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This is what puts pedestrians at greater risk.
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This 25mph hysteria is wrong headed. What is needed are responsible speed limits based the congestion and traffic patterns… but that approach is not an easy hashtag-feel-good solution.

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The summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up

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Ridgewood NJ, a reminder from the Bergen County Prosecutors Office , the summer is winding down, school is about to start don’t forget to keep your eyes up.

The final vacation and travel days of the summer are here, so attentive driving is crucial.

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly half of the fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by distracted driving (more than speeding or even driving while intoxicated!). Distracted driving can be talking or texting on a cell phone, or even talking to your kids in the backseat.

So stay focused, use Safe Phone Zones to call, text, and use mobile apps, observe speed limits, and make sure everyone in your car is wearing a seatbelt.

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Don’t get caught texting while driving through these small NJ towns

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By Adam Hochron April 17, 2017 5:58 PM
Courtesy of United States Department of TransportationIf last year is any indication, police in some of New Jersey’s smallest municipalities will be giving out the largest number of distracted driving tickets during the month-long crackdown that ends April 21.

Bergen County 

Fairview: 114 tickets

Allendale 2
Alpine 2
Carlstadt 19
Demarest 5
Glen Rock 1
Hackensack 4
Hasbrouck Heights 13
Haworth 5
Leonia 4
Lyndhurst 19
Midland Park 4
North Arlington 19
Northvale 9
Norwood 2
Ramsey 1
River Vale 1
Upper Saddle River 19
Westwood 9
Wood-Ridge 4

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Reader says there is a prevalence of distracted driving in Ridgewood

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The prevalence of driving with phone in hand is very high. But the worst case I have seen was a woman driving a Hummer, talking on her cell phone with one hand and holding a cup of coffee in the other. She would regularly turn from Meadowbrook onto Fairfield during the school rush while steering that Hummer with her knees! She was followed closely in stupidity to the man driving down Rt 17S during rush hour while reading his newspaper. PLEASE, for everyone’s sake, DRIVE SAFELY!