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.
How many times a day do people get out of taxi cabs in New Jersey? How many times a day do people think their lives may end as they step out of a taxi cab? Most people are thinking about their meetings, their lunches, their jobs, or just the day ahead of them. Sadly, such a tragic incident befell a man in Plainfield earlier this year as a result of a DUI accident.
In spite of wrong way and do not enter signs on access ramps to highways, drivers can still end up driving in the wrong direction on a highway in New Jersey. Particularly if alcohol is a contributing factor, a drunk driving accident can result. Such a crash occurred recently on Route 36 in Middletown.
This winter was a long cold winter in New Jersey and most of the country. When May arrived, and with it warmer temperatures, people ventured out of their houses. No one expected to be the victim of a drunk driving accident. A gentleman from North Brunswick was walking recently when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 52-year-old woman.
Driving while impaired can lead to serious consequences, including possible jail time and/or fines. It can also result in an accident. Although New Jersey drivers are made aware of the dangers of drunk driving, many people continue to take the risk and get behind the wheel after drinking. Sadly, this negligent action can cause a serious drunk driving accident that could take the life of an innocent bystander.
One of the many risks of driving commonly forgotten is other people operating their vehicles simultaneously on the road. Drivers are unaware if other motorists are distracted, under the influence or falling asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, the negligence of other drivers can cause harm or deadly collisions. Recently, a New Jersey elderly couple was fatally injured in a drunk driving accident.
A motor vehicle collision can happen in an instant and may result in property damage, serious injuries or even fatalities. This is particularly true when drivers are distracted, whether due to drowsiness, trying to perform other tasks while driving or being intoxicated. One man was killed and another injured in a recent drunk driving accident in New Jersey.