December 11, 2017 | Number of The Day

There are seemingly endless arguments for and against the legalization of recreational marijuana, but the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has come up with an analysis that could hit New Jersey drivers in their wallets — and their fenders. According to HLDI, the first three states to legalize recreational weed — Colorado, Washington, and Oregon — saw accident claims climb, and car insurance rates followed by an average of 3 percent. That could be bad news for New Jersey drivers who now pay$1,375 on average for car insurance, the 14th highest premium in the United States.