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What You Need to Know About Extraordinary Driver’s Licenses

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Driving is more than a means of getting from point A to point B; it’s a part of our identity and, in many ways, our freedom. However, for some, the standard driving license can be a roadblock to leading an independent life due to specific circumstances. This is where extraordinary driver’s licenses step in. Unveiling the intricacies of this less spoken-of license type, this comprehensive guide is ideal for anyone looking to understand how extraordinary driver’s licenses work and how they can potentially aid or affect your driving privileges.

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The MTA Reveals Details on its Congestion Pricing Plan, Slated to Start Next Spring

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New York NY, the MTA has provided additional insights into its forthcoming congestion pricing initiative, set to commence next spring.

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Turnpike Tumults: Roadtrippers Say New Jerseyans Among America’s Worst Drivers

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  • Regular roadtrippers asked for their opinions on drivers from each state.
  • NJ drivers scored 6.6/10.
  • Interactive map showing how each state scored.

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Ridgewood NJ, every year, a multitude of studies are conducted that make use of quantifiable metrics to rank driving skills. They often focus on easily measurable statistics, such as the number of drunk drivers, instances of drowsy driving, or unlicensed drivers on the roads. While these data-driven methods provide valuable insights, they leave out a critical component: the firsthand experiences of those who spend the most time on the roads.

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All NJMVC Facilities Will Be Closed Friday, April 7th for the State Holiday

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Lodi NJ,  All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) facilities, including agencies, road test sites, and inspection stations, will be closed Friday, April 7, 2023, in observance of the state holiday.

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How to Prove You’re Not at Fault in a Head-On Collision – 2023 Guide

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Are you dealing with the aftermath of a head-on collision? You may be wondering who is at fault and how to prove it. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to effectively prove that you’re not at fault and when is the time to speak to a head-on collision lawyer in Atlanta. You’ll gain the legal knowledge and resources needed to protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.

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New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission continues to drag out the return to full-service locations , It’s time to call AAA for help

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Lodi NJ, as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission continues to drag out the return to full-service locations and drivers complain about long rides to get the services they need, Senator Kristin Corrado said it may be time to call AAA for help.

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All You Need To Know About Dump Truck Driving

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Driving dump trucks is becoming one of the world’s most lucrative occupations as the industries are growing rapidly. Today, there are over 490,649 dump truck drivers working in the USA. However, driving large dump trucks is challenging as trucks are one of the toughest vehicles that untrained drivers cannot drive. So, dump truck driving should be done only by skilled and experienced drivers who know all the ins and outs of it for their own safety and the safety of others. Thus before going on the job, individuals should get proper training. 

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Many Outdoor dining Fixtures are Obstructing the view of both Drivers and Pedestrians in Ridgewood’s CBD

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Ridgewood NJ, this morning a pedestrian was almost injured crossing the street on Broad Street near the Hudson garage.  It seems the outdoor dinning fixtures  are obstructing the view of both drivers and pedestrians.

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NJ legislator Wants to Educate Drivers on Rights and Responsibilities When Stopped by Police

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Trenton NJ, Many new drivers are unaware of their rights and proper protocol when being pulled over by a police officer. To help educate residents to that extent, a bill encouraged by national dialogue on incidents occurring during routine law enforcement stops advanced in the Assembly Thursday.

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New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Invites Drivers, Pedestrians, and Bikers Across the State to Join National “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” on October 10

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Ridgewood NJ, The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign next week to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide.

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” commemorated each year on October 10, calls attention to reducing fatalities on one specific day in order to heighten consciousness about what people can do to reduce transportation fatalities and accidents on American highways, roads, and streets.

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Reader says, ” it is much more dangerous now to be a driver because all pedestrians feel they have the right of way “

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“I still have a bumper sticker on my car from when they tried this several years ago. In my opinion it is much more dangerous now to be a driver because all pedestrians feel they have the right of way even in front of a car making a turn or mere feet in front of you. Maybe it is now time to convince some people that a car turning–or especially backing up–or within a few feet of you CAN’T SEE YOU and you should cease walking out without looking first!”

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Reader says , “I am certain that there would be fewer accidents if drivers paid attention to the road and not their electronic devices when driving”

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” I am certain that there would be fewer accidents if drivers paid attention to the road and not their electronic devices when driving. Also , when I walk in the CBD I wait for cars to stop and let me cross and they often do not especially on Broad Street in front of the Super Cellars area and Union St. in back of Talbots. Why? because there are no police there. Cars stop in front of Van Neste Square because there are police cars there watching.
Cars are vehicles controlled by people. Many of the people driving cars hate other people and would just as soon run over someone and kill them. Have you noticed in the news how many hit and run driving incidents there are. The question is why are so many people so hateful. Is it because the area is expensive and crowded; is it some kind of me first attitude, and you can go to hell. Of course those things all contribute. Does anyone know other reasons , or the reason? “

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New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space. 

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us nevertheless. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions.

Now, meteorologists aren’t predicting a blizzard, but light snow can still create dangerous driving conditions. The best thing you can do to help us and crews tasked with treating and clearing the roads is to avoid driving during inclement weather if you can. Less traffic creates a safer environment for the men and women working on the roadways during inclement weather.

But we do know that many of you will have no choice but to drive to work. Fortunately, there are few things you can do to keep yourself and others safe when driving on snow-covered roads. First, you can #SlowYourRoll! Driving at speeds too fast for the road conditions is often a contributing factor in snow-related crashes and spinouts. These types of crashes not only put our Troopers in danger, they also put you, your occupants and other emergency personnel (like tow-truck drivers and first responders) in danger as well. Other cars spinning out of control are deadly to pedestrians at a scene.

The next best thing you can do is to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you should you have to brake unexpectedly. Even anti-lock brakes are not enough to stop a slowing or stopping car sliding on slick, snowy roads. Oh, and plan to leave for work a little earlier. Because you’ll be rolling slower, right?

Troopers will be on patrol to assist you if you need us. Hopefully, you won’t require our services. Snow is expected to start in the morning. Snow totals will vary depending on where you live with some areas getting a wintry mix. For more in-depth updates, go to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Be safe, people!

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Reader says the 25 mph speed limit just a feel-good-knee-jerk panacea implemented by a politically ambitious

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To the person claiming 25mph speed limits will reduce accidents and fatalities in Ridgewood by citing statistics from a city of London England traiffic study, please cite REAL statistics from the Village of Ridgewood on a street by street basis from prior to Ridgewood’s implementation of the 25mph speed limit to after its implementation. Show me any increase in safety of Ridgewood residents.
All the other theoretical and statistical studies are largely irrelevant to Ridgewood.
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We can also argue the banning all cars is statistically safer, so lets ban all cars.
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And while we are on the subject, why is Lincoln Ave not resticted to 25mph in Ridgewood?
Are the children on Lincoln Avenue not as important as other Ridgewood children?
Are the children on Lincoln Avenue smarter then other Ridgewood children and are able to better aviod being stuck by cars?
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Or is the 25 mph speed limit just a feel-good-knee-jerk panacea implemented by a politically ambitious disgraced politician looking to get ahead professionally.