Weather forecasters are calling for at least five days of rain in New Jersey thanks to a slow-moving storm that is affecting much of the Northeast. Northern New Jersey is expected to get the most rainfall, and is expected to get up to 5 inches. Meteorologists say this has been a wetter-than-average spring. Rain can not only cancel baseball games and keep farmers off the field, but it can also make driving a nightmare. In rainy conditions, it is difficult to see other vehicles, road signs, and oftentimes even the road itself. It is extremely important to make sure during such inclement weather that motorists can see and be seen on the roadway to reduce the chance of a New Jersey car crash occurring.
First and perhaps most importantly, slow down when it is raining. This should be obvious, but people are so used to driving certain speeds on certain roads that they forget the need to slow down in wet weather. Many people fail to realize or remember that it takes longer to stop or adjust to wet weather conditions. Try to stay towards the middle lanes of traffic since water is more likely to gather and pool in the outside lanes. Make sure you maintain proper following distances. Turn your headlights on, even in a light rain. It will help you see the road and let others see you.
A number of people in New Jersey are seriously injured in car accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of other motorists. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in New Jersey, please call our experienced Princeton car accident attorneys to obtain more information about pursuing your rights. Call our law offices at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries and accident-related losses.