Drinking and driving do not mix. This is a known fact in New Jersey but accidents continue to happen. A man who reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian in a drunk driving accident was recently sentenced for the crime he committed.
Summer is almost here in New Jersey and that means warm weather, outdoor activities and college kids reuniting with families for summer breaks. They come home, reconnect with siblings and parents and spend quality time with family members. That was the situation of a young woman who was tragically killed in an apparent drunk driving accident on a recent Saturday evening.
Another school year is coming to an end in New Jersey and that means happy occasions such as proms and graduations are on the horizon. It seems every year these happy occasions are marred by the tragedy of a fatal DUI accident. One school in Warren County is trying to prevent anyone in its student body from becoming another statistic.
Spring is coming and people are anxious to get out of their houses and enjoy nice weather, driving without snow and ice, and maybe having a drink or two. Sadly, some will have the drink or two and perhaps not realize that it impairs their ability to safely drive a vehicle in New Jersey. This may have been the case in a reported recent drunk driving accident in Madison.
Spring is coming and people are enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise after a long winter. A man and wife were crossing a road on a recent evening. Maybe they were on their way home, out for a stroll or going shopping. Whatever their destination, they never got there as they were struck and killed in a New Jersey drunk driving accident.
Attempts to reduce accidents and fatalities related to drunk driving are never ending in New Jersey. A tragic case was recently settled in court. It resulted in substantial jail time for the driver accused of being involved in a drunk driving accident and causing the death of another person.
New Year's Eve is frequently referred to as amateur night. While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car when one has been drinking, it seems that more people do just that on New Year's Eve more often than at other times. In spite of the attempts of ride apps, sobriety check points and other safe driving efforts, the problem of deaths caused by a drunk driving accident continues to be a significant problem in New Jersey and around the country.
The holiday season can be a dangerous time to be on the roads. New Year's Eve is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous nights of the year to drive and is known in some places as 'amateur night.' This is because so many people partake of alcohol in higher amounts than they are accustomed to and may not be aware of how the additional alcohol impairs the ability to drive. This could result in a drunk driving accident. Another state is taking a step it hopes will change the trend, and the result could have implications for other states -- including New Jersey.
It is widely accepted that people take a risk every time they get behind the wheel of a car. Traffic on area roads in New Jersey is ever increasing and with more traffic the chance of an accident increases. Drivers are taught to be defensive, to anticipate what another driver might do and to be ready for it. When the other driver is drunk, there may be no way to prepare for what might happen in a drunk driving accident.
Drinking and driving are not a healthy combination. This is common knowledge, but even with the plethora of options available for alternative transportation via cellphone apps, people still choose to drink and drive. That decision can have tragic ramifications and result in a drunk driving accident in New Jersey.