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Blog: Drugged Driving

  • Is a Broken Bone a Catastrophic Injury?

    March 16, 2021

    A broken bone injury resulting from a car accident may involve serious impairments and a lengthy healing period. Medical costs related to a broken bone injury can add even more stress. When a broken bone injury happens, severe pain and mobility issues can impede the ability to work and do normal daily activities. The expenses […]

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  • How can I Observe National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month?

    December 14, 2020

    Many families and friends spend the last few weeks of the year celebrating the holidays and enjoying each other’s company. It is a time where many people look back on the past year and reflect. However, the month of December is considered to be one of the deadliest times of the year because of drugged […]

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  • Unforeseen Dangers of Interlock Devices

    February 07, 2020

    All states now have some form of ignition interlock requirement to prevent those with drunk driving convictions from driving with alcohol in their system. New Jersey recently became one of 34 states that require interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including first time offenders. While interlock devices have been lauded for their effectiveness in reducing […]

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  • Fleets Find Ways to Deter Drivers From Using Marijuana

    December 12, 2019

    Marijuana may be somewhat or completely legal in multiple states across the nation, but it remains a huge concern for employers in the trucking and transportation industries. In fact, fleet operators have begun looking at ways to drive out those who are intoxicated by marijuana and other drugs when on the clock. Their methods of […]

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  • Drug Use by Truck Drivers is a Safety Concern

    July 18, 2019

    The trucking industry is becoming increasingly concerned about truck drivers using drugs behind the wheel. The Trucking Alliance has publicly expressed that drug use among truckers is a public safety crisis. This conclusion was reached after companies began using two methods to test applicants for the presence of drugs. Traditionally, a urine test is utilized […]

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  • Car Accidents Increase Due to Opioid Use

    April 09, 2019

    Many are not surprised when they hear reports that opioid use is on the rise. The government has been very clear that we are battling a war on drugs in all states, including New Jersey. However, people may not realize how closely related prescription opioid use is with car crash fatality statistics. A recent study […]

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  • States With Legalized Marijuana Show Increase in Car Accidents

    February 18, 2019

    States legalizing recreational marijuana use may be first considering the positive impact of decriminalizing a drug that has led to arrests and jailtime. They may not be considering an unintended consequence; an increase in car accidents. In a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute, researchers […]

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  • Driving While Under the Influence of Cannabis

    January 02, 2019

    Since the recent legalization of the production and sale of cannabis in the United States, the number of people driving under the influence of cannabis will likely rise over the next few years. This could be an increasing factor in car accidents since it is widely believed that driving while under the influence of cannabis […]

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  • Simulated Accidents Teach Students About Safe Driving

    April 12, 2018

    At a New Jersey high school, students recently experienced a real-life simulation of a fatal car accident, exposing them firsthand to the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. The simulation was a collaborative effort between the Scotch Plains-Fanwood high school’s chapter of the Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) and the local police, fire department, […]

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  • Increased Opioid-Related Car Accidents

    October 12, 2017

    Prescription opioid use is on the rise in the United States. The same is true of the increase of opioid-related traffic fatalities. Researchers from Columbia University recently released a study on the rise of fatal car accidents linked to opioid use in recent years. In 2015, close to 100 million Americans took prescription opioids in […]

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