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Crash risk rises as drivers use phones less for talking

While drivers in New Jersey and across the U.S. continue to use their phones behind the wheel, what they use them for is changing. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied observational surveys in 2014 and 2018 of drivers who approached or were stopped at red lights in four Northern Virginia communities, and the results of that study are as follows.

Strict drug laws could put teens behind bars for dealing

Though most people think of drug dealers as adults who meet buyers covertly in dark alleys, the law suggests otherwise. Teenagers in New Jersey and across the United States can be charged with drug dealing for simply sharing a prescription drug or giving a friend marijuana in the park after school. If a teenager gives a friend a drug and the friend ends up dying from an overdose, the teen could be charged with homicide.

Winter holidays may be accompanied by serious injuries

The winter holidays often accompany significant legal issues for many people in New Jersey. Every year, the winter season sparks a number of disputes, many of which end up in court or at an attorney's office. There are many factors that contribute to the upsurge in legal issues around the end of the year, and one of the most prominent is the drinking associated with holiday revelry. New Year's Eve events are often accompanied by substantial alcohol consumption and may give rise to personal injury complaints, even for people who are not involved in partying themselves.

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