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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration : Traffic fatalities Up 7%

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2022.
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Upper Saddle River NJ, NHTSA estimates that 9,560 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of about 7% as compared to the 8,935 fatalities projected for the same quarter in 2021. This would be the highest number of first-quarter fatalities since 2002.

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US auto-safety regulators have a message for Tesla owners, Don’t Use Your Children to Test Automated-driving Technology

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Ridgewood NJ, the NTSB warns , kids don’t try this at home.  US auto-safety regulators have a message for Tesla  owners intending to use their children to test automated-driving technology: Don’t.

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Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay. to be carried out from April 1 – 30, 2021

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Ridgewood NJ, Law enforcement officers from the Ridgewood Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.
Beginning April 1 and running through the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

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