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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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Snow Expected 2-3 Inches ,Hazardous conditions will likely Impact the Evening Commute

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING..Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 to 3 inches. Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. From 7 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening. * Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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DEER MATING SEASON IS UNDERWAY

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection remind motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer as days get shorter and deer become more active with the mating season getting underway. “Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey each year, with the highest number occurring during the fall mating season,” said NJDEP Fish & Wildlife Assistant Commissioner Dave Golden. “It is very important that motorists in all parts of the state be alert to the possibility of deer suddenly darting onto roadways, and to follow some basic guidelines to stay safe. ”Deer are entering the fall mating season, known as the fall rut, and may suddenly sprint onto roadways as bucks actively pursue does.

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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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Long-Term Parking Hack: Why Parking in New Jersey to go to NYC makes sense!

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New York City is the most famous city in the world. It’s got everything you could possibly want, but it’s also notorious for having some of the worst traffic in the nation. If you’re driving into New York City from New Jersey, parking at convenient locations and visiting NYC for the day can be a great way to avoid all those headaches. There are different ways to park, so you get there faster than ever! 

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NJMVC : “We continue to see high failure rates – upwards of 50% – so make sure you are prepared for the exam.”

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Trenton NJ, as part of ongoing efforts to improve motor vehicle and driver testing services, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) today announced it has completed a rollout of web-based driver knowledge testing at high schools and driving schools around the state.

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A Quick Guide On What It Takes To Become A Fantastic Driver

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When you think about it, there are few things that are more important than being able to drive. You can survive without knowing how to play the piano or speak fluent French, but not having the ability to drive would make life nearly impossible in most areas of the world outside developing countries. The good news is that becoming a good driver isn’t all that difficult if you know what you’re doing.

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Creative holiday gift Ideas for vehicle lovers

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Whenever the holiday season is near, we always struggle to find the perfect gift for the ones we love. Yes, you probably know what they love, but we are always at risk of purchasing something that they might already have.

However, if you know someone who is a huge car lover, then it’s relatively easy to find an item they will love and cherish. Still, you have to be inventive and smart enough, to obtain an object that is going to blow them away.

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Essential Things You Need to Know About Car Insurance

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When you first buy a car, you may spend a long time thinking about the model you want to get and the physical features of the vehicle. However, the process does not stop when you buy the car and there are many other things to consider in order to make sure that you are legally allowed to drive your car on the road. Some of these entail undertaking regular maintenance checks, vehicle registration and car insurance.

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Reasons Why You Should Avoid Driving Alongside a Truck

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Driving is often the most entertaining thing you get to do throughout your day. Well, it’s not exactly entertaining, but rather relaxing. You get to take your mind off things while in your car for a drive, with nothing ahead but the open road. Unfortunately, that delightful experience can often end in tragedy if you are not careful while driving. True, accidents sometimes happen, even if you are very careful, because someone else was negligent. However, people’s own behavior is often the reason behind many accidents. 

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New Jersey State Police Dish Out a Hefty Serving of Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving and Post Holiday Weekend

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The 2017 Thanksgiving holiday period begins on Wednesday, November 22, at 6:00 p.m. and ends on Monday, November 27 at 6:00 a.m.

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West Trenton NJ,  Millions of Americans will hit the road today and battle the holiday traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year. At the end of the journey awaits a freshly carved turkey and all of the fixings, but you have to get there first. A few preparations and a little bit of planning could be all the difference between a hot plate of turkey or a cold sandwich. Motorists can increase travel safety by following these tips:
· Fill up your gas tank
· Check fluids (including windshield washer fluid and antifreeze)
· Check tire pressure
· Bring a mobile phone charger
· Carry a flashlight with new batteries
· Bring bottles of water and nonperishable snacks
· Don’t drive drowsy. Symptoms of driving tired are similar to those of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Use service areas to rest, stretch your legs, or grab a cup a coffee
· Let someone know your travel plans
· Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly
· Plan to leave yourself more time to get where you are going
During the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period, there were six fatal crashes that resulted in seven deaths on New Jersey roadways. Drug or alcohol impairment was found to be a contributing factor in two of the crashes. These types of tragedies can be easily avoided by having a designated driver, using a taxi or transportation application such as Uber or Lyft, or making plans to stay with friends or family.
The New Jersey State Police will have more than 130 additional troopers statewide during the holiday period in addition to normal patrols. Troopers will focus their efforts on speeding, aggressive driving, seatbelt usage, cell phone violations, distracted driving, and DWI.
“We are doing our part by having extra troopers on patrol to help keep our roads safe, but we cannot do it alone,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan, Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “Getting behind the wheel while impaired is like playing Russian roulette with not only your life, but the lives of your passengers and innocent motorists. So please don’t drink and drive and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.”

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY

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Dense Fog Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
652 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...DENSE FOG TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...
...STRONG EAST WINDS LIKELY ALONG THE COAST FROM LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY NIGHT...

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING...INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE
  TRAVEL DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...USE
YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF
YOU IN CASE A SUDDEN STOP IS NEEDED.
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Driving on 5 hours of sleep is like driving drunk

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Bart Jansen , USA TODAY8:20 a.m. EST December 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — Drivers who skimp on just a couple of hours of sleep nearly double the risk of a crash, making drowsy driving about as dangerous as drunken driving, according to a report released Tuesday.

A review of thousands of crashes resulting in injuries found drivers were 1.3 times more likely to be involved in accidents if they missed an hour of sleep and 1.9 times more likely if they missed two of the seven hours recommended daily, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found.

About one-third of U.S. drivers get less than seven hours of sleep each night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/06/driving-5-hours-sleep-like-driving-drunk/94992718/

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Proposed Law in New Jersey Would Keep the Walking Dead From Driving

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The “walking dead” are aiming higher—and in New Jersey, it appears they have been driving.

But on Thursday, NJ.com reports, the state’s Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee released a bill to put an end to the behavior.

This legislative move follows a state audit in March that revealed the Motor Vehicle Commission had issued official documents, such as licenses, to more than 300 people who were already deceased. The proposed law would require that the Commission cross-check their records with the Social Security Administration databases to avoid issuing significant legal documents to anyone no longer alive.  (Zorthian/TIME)

https://time.com/3927259/new-jersey-law-proposed-dead-drivers/