Two New Jersey teenagers will never get to attend their senior prom or play another football game for their school. The two would-be high school seniors were killed in a recent auto accident. The young driver of the car received his driver's license just about a month before the crash.
Having control of the vehicle is one of the most important aspects of driving. Nearly every New Jersey resident already knows this. The driver must be in control and be distraction free in order to be prepared for any possible hazard that might occur on city streets. If either of these basic rules of driving are not followed, a car accident could occur.
It should be no surprise to New Jersey residents that anyone can make a poor life choice by getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Many times, the effects of alcohol give the person a false sense of control. Unfortunately, that control is an illusion, and drinking and driving can potentially lead to a fatal car accident.
Most would agree that no one knows the rules of the road better than New Jersey and other police officers do. They must not only enforce the traffic laws, but also set an example for all citizens by following the laws they enforce. Unfortunately, even police officers do not always follow the rules, and that can have fatal consequences in the form of a car accident.
The number of deaths attributed to fatal accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike has always plagued the state. So when there is a day of not hearing about a horrific and fatal car accident on that roadway, it is something to celebrate. For the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, last year was one of which to be proud.
While no one knows exactly what each day may bring them, sometimes watching for tell-tale signs might help. This may also be true of drivers on the roadway. New Jersey residents may have heard about a recent head-on car accident on Route 20 that resulted in the death of one person and the injuring of two others.