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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cellar Doors: A Hidden New York City Sidewalk Hazard

{3:20 minutes to read} Sidewalk Cellar doors can be hazardous to your well-being!  

You probably have seen lots of these on New York City sidewalks and may have even worried that they could collapse, if you stepped on them. A more realistic risk is that you could trip over an open cellar door and fall.  

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Monday, August 3, 2015

New York City Aims for Zero Pedestrian Fatalities

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New York City responded to the high number of pedestrian deaths in the city by passing laws that are intended to protect pedestrians on its streets as part of the Vision Zero plan. The goal is to reach zero roadway fatalities by 2024. The number of deaths has been going down already, from 180 deaths in 2013 to 132 deaths in 2014.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rear-End Collisions: Why is there a legal presumption that the following driver is at fault?

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What is a safe following distance between cars to be able stop in time to avoid a collision?

Generally, courts hold the rear car responsible in a two-car, rear-end collision. Most commonly, these types of collisions occur when the front car:

  • slows down to stop for a traffic light changing to red;

  • slows down to avoid striking an object in the road;

  • stops to allow a pedestrian, cyclist or other vehicle cross the road;


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Don’t Get Trapped on the Tracks. 5 Tips to Keep You Safe!

{2:45 minutes to read} Recently there was a tragic train-car collision in New York.

On February 5, 2015, a tragedy occurred on the Metro-North train tracks in Valhalla, New York: a commuter train struck an SUV. It resulted in six deaths.

More recent train collisions show how frequent these dangerous accidents...


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Road to Grandma’s House May Soon Be Covered in Snow. Drive Safely!

It’s officially winter and winter driving can be dangerous. Failure to keep in the proper lane or running off the roadand driving too fast for conditions are of the most frequent driver behaviors that cause car accidents this time of year. Please consider the following suggestions to avoid those situations and stay safe this season.

3 keys to safe driving in the snow: 1. Stay Alert, 2. Slow Down and 3. Stay in Control.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Car Crashes on the Rise

It's shocking that already this year, 165 people have been killed in New York City as a result of car accidents. 

Thousands more have survived serious car accidents, but have suffered critical injuries and fractures. Many people injured by careless drivers have not been able to work or carry on their usual activities and routines. 

Five Tips to Avoid Collisions: 

1. Don’t text, talk or use your smartphone while walking across a street.

2. Don’t text, talk or use your smartphone while operating a motor vehicle.

3. Be on the lookout for vehicles or pedestrians entering your lane of traffic.


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Monday, August 26, 2013

5 Tips That May Save a Life!

In April, the parents of a 22 year-old college student, who was killed, as a result of his texting and driving, released his final text. Despite his spotless driving record, he lost control of the car, swerved to avoid oncoming traffic, and drove off an embankment to his death. His all important last text?Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw"

 

Texting while driving is an alarming trend, and a national epidemic. It’s quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can safely text and drive, but the numbers don’t lie.

 

Texting While Driving Causes:

1. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

2. 330,000 injuries per year (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study)

3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts)


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