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Avoid The Dangers Of Texting And Walking

Posted: November 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

Distracted driving has become such a concern that many states now have statutes outlawing texting while driving. According to data from the NHTSA, nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed and another 76,000 were injured in traffic collisions in the year 2012. While it is unclear how many of these pedestrians were texting while walking, there are […]

2018 Deadliest Year For Pedestrians And Cyclists Since 1990

Posted: November 14, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

An accident involving a pedestrian can be a traumatic occurrence for all involved. While just 11% of people travel on foot, pedestrians account for 13% of all vehicle-related fatalities. Most vulnerable are the elderly and children under the age of 15. They account for 27% of fatalities and 34% of injuries. While a driver is […]

Suspected Drunk Teen Hits Pedestrian In Bohemia

Posted: August 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

New York is like many states in that they have what is known as a dram shop law. The New York State Dram Shop Act could make a server or establishment liable in some drunken-driving accidents. While this law doesn’t typically apply to social hosts, it can apply to bars and restaurants. The law covers […]

Debris From Elevated Train Nearly Hits Pedestrian

Posted: June 4, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

It’s hard to picture New York without seeing the elevated trains and, of course, the iconic subway system. The Elevated Railway, or “El” began operation in 1868. While that version of the “El” is long gone, elevated trackways still exist in the outer boroughs as a part of the subway system. It is a system […]

Teen Caught On Camera Going Wrong-Way Through Tunnel

Posted: May 9, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicle deaths in the United States have declined in the past decade. However, wrong-way crashes have remained consistent in the most recent decade. In 2014, the Federal Highway Administration reported that there were 382 people killed in wrong-way crashes. In about 60% of wrong-way collisions, the drivers are impaired by either drugs or alcohol. Though […]

Pedestrian Deaths Decrease While Traffic Fatalities Increase

Posted: May 7, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio created the Vision Zero program with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in New York City streets by 2024. The program was based on a similar program that had been instituted in Sweden. Focusing primarily on pedestrian deaths, the program hypothesized that pedestrian […]

Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By DUI Driver

Posted: March 25, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

While 2017 saw a drop in pedestrian traffic deaths for New York, that trend did not continue into 2018. In 2018, there were 111 pedestrian fatalities by the last couple days of December. Mayor de Blasio has made efforts towards lowering the number of traffic fatalities through improvements in his “Vision Zero” plan. Unfortunately, that […]

Does The Media Skew Perceptions Of Pedestrian And Cyclist Victims?

Posted: March 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

Bicyclists are subject to many of the same traffic laws as those driving motor vehicles. They are required to ride with the direction of traffic, obey traffic signals, and stay in designated lanes where applicable. Like motorists, bicyclists are prohibited from wearing earphones in each ear while cycling. They are also prohibited in many cases […]

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