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33.8 million cars recalled for airbag defects

Some New Jersey motorists may be affected by the fact that Takata, a Japanese manufacturer of airbags used in many different car models, has recalled 33.8 million cars. The company had been pressured to initiate the recall for several months, being hit with daily fines for failing to do so that now total $1.2 million.

How being transgender can affect a child custody case

When a divorced parent in New Jersey is transgender, a child custody dispute may become especially complicated. Some court decisions in child custody cases that involve one transgender parent are affected by the judge's personal views on transgender issues. The non-transgender parent's testimony regarding the circumstances around their ex-spouse's gender transition could also impact the judge's decision.

New Jersey representative leads international abduction reform

New Jersey residents may not be aware that at least 8,000 American children were victims of parental abduction between 2008 and 2013, according to the U.S. State Department. A U.S. representative from New Jersey has led efforts to reform U.S. practices in dealing with international custody cases. Since 2007, the Office of Children's Issues reports receiving thousands of requests for help returning a child to the United States after being internationally abducted by a parent.

The most dangerous days to drive

Motorists in New Jersey might benefit from understanding which days of the year are the most dangerous be on the road. Statistics and data make it evident that several holidays and a number of unique days present higher risks for anyone on the roadways. Memorial Day weekend is considered to be the riskiest time of the year to be in a car. The rate of traffic deaths during this weekend is more than 13 percent higher than the average weekend.

The dangers of distracted driving

New Jersey residents may benefit from a recent study on distracted driving that was conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. The study found that taking their eyes off of the road, even for just two seconds, could be extremely dangerous for drivers, especially those going 70 miles per hour. In fact, during those two seconds, a driver going that fast will have covered 200 feet, which is about half the length of a football field.

Shared parenting may reduce psychological problems

Spouses in New Jersey going through a divorce often find it difficult to agree on many things, but most of them are able to put their differences to one side when it comes to the welfare of their children. However, what kind of living arrangements provide the most beneficial environment for the children of a divorced couple has been a contentious question.

New Jersey State Police investigate fatal car accident on I-295

On April 26 around 8:30 a.m., a collision occurred in East Greenwich in which two 22-year-old women were killed. The driver of one vehicle is one of the deceased; she was a resident of Pennsauken. Her front seat passenger, who was from Berlin, also died. Both women were thrown from the car, and police reported that they died at the scene.