Monday is expected to feature a wintry mix with little snow accumulation, but potentially slippery roads.
The Parsippany Police Department is warning motorists to drive with caution Monday: A National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday for the area. On Monday, the NWS is calling for light snow in the morning that will turn to freezing rain and rain for the afternoon hours. There is also the possibility of freezing drizzle in the evening. We can expect about an inch of snow accumulation along with some ice. A police statement cautions drivers to be careful, as untreated roads may become slippery, especially bridges and other elevated surfaces. The New Jersey AAA Auto Club in Florham Park recommends a number to tips for those who need to be on the roads during the wintry mix:
Federal transportation agency claims even hands-free use is hazardous.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Should drivers be banned from using a cellphone, even in hands-free mode? The federal National Transportation Safety Board doesn't believe it makes any difference whether the driver is holding the cellphone or using it in handsfree mode—all cellphone use by motorists is hazardous, the agency said. In a statement issued this week, the board (which has no legal authority to regulate cellphones itself) urged state governments to ban all cellphone use by drivers. New Jersey already has one of the toughest laws in the nation on the use of cellphones while driving. And a bill introduced last month in the Assembly would make it even tougher, adding up to two months in jail to the current $100 fine. But the state Court of Appeals interpreted that …