Like elsewhere in the country, many vehicle accidents in New Jersey happen when drivers' abilities are tested by road and weather conditions, poor visibility and distracted drivers. Fortunately, most car accidents can be avoided with a little caution.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents occur about every 10 seconds in the United States. About a quarter of those accidents injure people, and 1 percent kills. The bottom line is that driving a car is among the most dangerous things any New Jersey resident can do.