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Reporting Distracted Drivers: In NJ, thousands cited by fellow motorists

According to reports, the state of New Jersey has received over 1,000 phone calls reporting distracted drivers on New Jersey roads.  That number of civilians reporting distracted drivers continues to rise.   In April, the state expanded the #77 program, which allows motorists to report distracted drivers in an effort to prevent car accidents and fatalities. […]

Is it legal to drive with your dog hanging out the window in PA?

You have probably seen the charming sight while dining on main street in Conshohocken, very common during these warm months of the year: a dog with his hanging out the window, looking so carefree that man’s best friend also seems to be the happiest of creatures.  But is driving with your dog in the front […]

Is it legal to wear headphones while driving in PA?

With technology at our fingertips every minute of every day, you may wonder, “Is it legal to wear headphones while driving in PA?” After all, we live in an age of distraction. It is all around us. While writing this article, for instance, I was distracted by a text message, a phone call, and a […]

Is it legal to use your phone while driving in PA?

In 2015 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSC), 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Every day, roughly 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while behind the wheel. Is communication that important? Assuredly not! Still, between 20 percent and 30 percent of all […]

The Automobile Black Box

You may remember that, about a decade ago, then New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was badly injured in a car accident. Thanks to an event data recorder—aka an automobile black box —it was found that the SUV he was riding in had been speeding, going about 91 miles per hour five seconds before the collision. […]

Does listening to music while driving distract you?

Does listening to music while driving distract you? It is certainly an important question with respect to safety: a distracted driver is an unfocused one, and therefore more likely to get in an accident. To answer this question, we need to understand how music affects the brain in general. Scientists believe that our sense of […]

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