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How does driving history affect insurance costs?

When driving a vehicle in New Jersey, you must follow all traffic laws to preserve the safety of yourself and others. If you fail to do so, you could be subjected to serious injury or property damage. You may also be privy to much higher insurance costs, which make it far more difficult to protect yourself and your vehicle. The Balance offers the following information on insurance points so you can keep costs manageable. 

What are driver programs?

In New Jersey, motorists who are charged with traffic violations may be ordered to take a driver program depending on the number and severity of the charges. These programs are used to provide instructions on proper driving, while also emphasizing the importance of adhering to traffic laws. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offers the following information of driver programs.

What is defensive driving?

When it comes to car accidents, drivers in New Jersey must play it safe. This entails following all traffic laws, removing distractions from their vehicles, and treating other motorists with respect. These are defensive driving behaviors and Esurance explains how to incorporate them into your life.

Steps to Take If You’re Involved in an Accident

If you’re involved in an accident in New Jersey, knowing what to do in the aftermath is hugely important. Your actions can make quite a difference, especially if you’re determined to be at fault for what occurred. Esurance.com offers some helpful tips on what you can do, which will make certain you and others on the scene remain safe while also getting the information you need.

Why you should never leave an accident site

There may be many reasons that a New Jersey driver who is involved in an accident leaves the scene. A drunk driver is not thinking clearly; that he or she got behind the wheel in the first place is proof of that. A driver with a suspended license or one who is avoiding arrest for any number of reasons may simply bolt. Perhaps the driver means to report the accident anonymously. With adrenaline pumping through the body, triggering the “flight or fight” instinct, flight may seem the right choice to some. Regardless of the reason, leaving the scene of an accident is never a good decision and can result in criminal charges.

What are New Jersey's implied speed limits?

Few people in Cranford set out every morning with the intention of breaking the law. However, being late for an important meeting, trying to rush to beat a red light or simply losing focus on how fast you are going for a moment may prompt you to commit a traffic infraction. Like most, you recognize the need for speed limits in order to promote safe driving, and in many cases, your apparent neglect of them may not even be intentional. After all, without a speed limit posted, how are you to know how fast you are permitted to drive? 

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