East Brunswick has been all over the local news recently, following a rash of accidents in the area.
- On February 6th, a 75-year-old man from New York state was killed on Rt. 18 South, when a car collided with a Suburban Coach commuter bus.
- On the same day, a South Brunswick accident nearly killed a 23-yr old man, if not for his seatbelt.
- February 13th, an unidentified driver was killed in North Brunswick after veering off the road into a metal guard rail.
- Wednesday, February 15, a motorcyclist was seriously injured when he was ejected from his motorcycle during a collision on Ryders Lane.
After a head-scratching blitz of car accidents within just two weeks, it serves as a harsh reminder to be especially careful on the roads. Route 18 is locally known for its dangerous intersections, specifically Ryders and Tices Lanes. Be mindful to drive with added caution when navigating this stretch of road.
As always, be extra-vigilant to exercise safety in your driving habits:
- Don't drive distracted. Put down the phone, the burger, the coffee.
- Don't drive drowsy. If you need to take a nap, do it. Go to bed earlier. Rearrange your sleep schedule. It may save your life.
- Wear your seatbelt. And tell others to do the same. Don't drive unless everyone is securely strapped in.
- Slow down. Speeding is just risking an expedited demise.
- Keep your cool. Don't allow reckless or rude drivers to rob you of peace. Road rage can take years off your life.
- Obey the law. Driver laws are in place for your safety. Obey or risk a ticket, an injury, or a funeral.
In light of all of the recent car accidents in our area, it bears repeating. Drive safely. Your life may depend on it.