New Jersey

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

I don’t know many people who are enthusiastic about red light traffic cameras. In my experience, they easily cause as many problems as they solve. People slam on their brakes to avoid oft-shortened yellow light cycles. Others have been getting tickets for making rolling right turns on red, “guilty” of violating a three-second-stop rule that’s […]

Move Over Law explained

Move Over Law explained

  Move-over laws require motorists traveling on multi-lane roadways to, when practical, merge away from a vehicle working on the side of the highway to provide an empty travel lane of safety for the worker. If not practical (either due to traffic volume or road design), the motorist must slow significantly below the posted speed […]

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

  The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving. Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to have a BAC level of .08 or […]

New Jersey Point Reduction

New Jersey Point Reduction

  To Get a 2 Point Reduction from your New Jersey driver license…   1. Enroll in and complete your New Jersey Defensive Driving Course!   Because the 2-point reduction is voluntary, you do not need to request permission from a court or the MVC to take a defensive driving course. You may take this […]

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

  For five years in a row, Route 130, also known as Burlington Pike, in Burlington County has held the title: “New Jersey’s Deadliest Road for Pedestrians.” This year, it will share that unfortunate distinction. Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut […]

Deadline nears for biggest toll cheats on the Atlantic City Expressway

Deadline nears for biggest toll cheats on the Atlantic City Expressway

  Time is closing in on drivers who have consistently evaded tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway. The South Jersey Transportation Authority recently sent letters to nearly 147 individuals and companies who owe at least $200 in unpaid tolls, reminding the motorists that they have days left to pay up or face losing their vehicle […]

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

  The woman cradled a toddler and thumbed a text on her cellphone while trying to steer her car one-handedly over a winding road. She zigzagged, then crashed through a fence into a pasture, flipping the car. Thankfully, the only casualty was a cow. “I could have died,” said Emily Schafer, protectively clutching her 20-month-old […]

N.J. driver sentenced for sleep aid-related fatal crash

N.J. driver sentenced for sleep aid-related fatal crash

  A New Jersey man who caused a fatal crash after taking four times the recommended dose of the sleep aid Ambien has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.   Dennis Smentkowski was also ordered Tuesday to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison. The 47-year-old Tinton Falls resident had […]

Sandy Relief Concert

Sandy Relief Concert

  One of the greatest lineups ever assembled for a rock concert — including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Who and Eric Clapton — will be at Madison Square Garden tonight for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert. With widespread exposure on television, radio, web sites and […]

New Jersey Jug Handles and Other Alternative Intersections

New Jersey Jug Handles and Other Alternative Intersections

  Alternative intersections are changing American roads. Find out more about New Jersey jug handle intersections and how they work. One of my favorite movie driving scenes of all times is in “European Vacation” when Chevy Chase is trying to maneuver a roundabout in London.  Hysterically he says after their umpteenth time around, “It’s amazing, I cannot […]