In our previous post, we began discussing a recent meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to discuss the issue of cell phone use while operating vehicles.
Last Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board met in Washington to discuss a crash between a tour boat and a barge in Philadelphia which killed two students and threw 35 others overboard.
In our previous post, we began discussing a recent decision by Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood in which he put an end to a common practice in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of granting 10-day extension periods to companies found to be in serious violations of safety regulations. Such extensions are meant to give companies time to correct their mistakes and thus avoid a shutdown.
Under federal regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may grant an extension only when a company submits a plan to address the noted safety problems. The extensions were apparently used to ensure that any shutdown would survive a court challenge, and give companies a chance to improve their compliance with safety regulations. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, since last October, has granted extensions eight different times to bus operators after having found serious violations of safety regulations.
In our previous post, we began discussing the results of a recent GMAC Insurance survey, which concluded that New Jersey drivers are among the least knowledgeable drivers in the nation in terms of driver's safety rules.
According to a nationwide survey by GMAC Insurance, New Jersey drivers are among the poorest performers of written drivers tests in the nation. Last year, New Jersey scored last on the survey. Only Washington, D.C. and New York drivers were worse off than New Jersey drivers.
Last Thursday, a Rutherford police officer and a New York man were involved in a car accident on Route 17 which left both injured and caused a large section of the road to be closed down for over six hours.
A mother's worst nightmare occurred on Sunday morning when a woman witnessed her child being plowed over by a car and drug on the street in West New York. The Jersey Journal reports that a woman and her two young children were hit by a car at around ten o'clock on Sunday morning at the intersection of 64th Street and Bergenline Avenue.
In our previous post, we mentioned that last Thursday was the 10 year anniversary of New Jersey's Graduated Driver's License (GDL) law.