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Hit-And-Run Accident Seriously Injured A Woman

Posted: February 14, 2020 | Categories: Hit and Run Accidents

New York, like many states, requires that all drivers involved in an accident stop and exchange information. If necessary, they must also contact the police so that a police report can be made. Leaving the scene of an accident involving only property damage is a traffic infraction. However, if the accident involves injuries to another […]

Train Struck Tractor Trailer At A Railroad Crossing

Posted: February 12, 2020 | Categories: Train Accidents

Almost everyone with a driver’s license learned in driver’s education classes to always approach a railroad crossing with caution. Most people stop and wait once the caution arms come down and the lights that indicate that a train is coming begins to flash. However, some people will try and beat the train, sometimes with horrific […]

Vision Zero Plans May Require Repeat Traffic Offenders To Take A Safety Course

Posted: February 11, 2020 | Categories: News

Vision Zero was a program initiated by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014. The goal of the program was to eliminate all traffic deaths in the city. By 2018, it looked like the program was achieving some results. Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths were down. That changed in 2019 when bicyclist deaths more […]

Victims Died And Driver Sustained Serious Injuries In Head On Collision

Posted: February 10, 2020 | Categories: News

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, wrong-way crashes account for only about 3% of accidents on high-speed divided highways. However, due to the nature of these types of accidents, they are more likely to result in serious injuries and fatalities than other types of accidents that happen on highways and interstates. A study completed […]

Technology May Help Curb Drowsy Driving

Posted: February 7, 2020 | Categories: News

Drowsy driving has become such a danger in the United States that there is a week dedicated to its prevention. November 1-8, 2020 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. According to the National Sleep Foundation, half of all U.S. adult drivers admit to driving while drowsy. About 20% admit that they have fallen asleep behind the […]

Tractor-Trailer Driver Unknowingly Kills Pedestrian

Posted: February 6, 2020 | Categories: News

In New York for 2018, the number of pedestrian deaths were down from previous years. This led Mayor Bill de Blasio to claim that his Vision Zero initiative to decrease traffic deaths was successful. But in 2019, both pedestrian and bicyclist deaths soared. By mid-2019, there were already 10 cyclist deaths, matching the number for […]

Speeding Police Car Crashed And Overturned A Vehicle

Posted: February 5, 2020 | Categories: News

If you look inside a modern police car, you’ll see GPS devices, scanners, laptops, radios, and sometimes even K-9 units. Any of these things can be a distraction when officers are behind the wheel. Officers are also required to maintain constant contact with dispatch. Add to that the adrenaline an officer may feel when chasing […]

Walking While Distracted Is Dangerous And On The Rise

Posted: February 4, 2020 | Categories: News

Cell phones have quickly become the one accessory that many people cannot live without. Not so long ago, cell phones could only be used for talking and texting, but even back then, distracted driving was still causing accidents. Now that phones allow us to browse the internet and engage on social media, the problem has […]

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