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AAA Urges Teen Driver Safety During '100 Deadliest Days'

The "100 Deadliest Days" refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is a time when fatal car accidents involving teen drivers spike significantly. AAA coined this term after analyzing alarming data on teen driver-related fatalities. Between 2013 and 2022, 6,697 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during these summer months,...

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What Are The Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents?

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month takes place annually in May, according to the American Motorcycle Association (AMA). This year, the educational campaign is more important than ever. That’s because motorcycle accidents continue to be on the rise in New York and across the nation. “Motorcycle riding is more popular in New York than ever,” according...

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Operation Hang Up: New York State Police Target Distracted Drivers

Driving distracted in New York? Be prepared for a potential encounter with the New York State Police, who are intensifying their efforts to combat distracted driving, a leading cause of car accidents in the state. According to a recent NBC New York report highlighting the statewide campaign to curb distracted driving, law enforcement officials are...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Common In Pedestrian Accidents

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. New York City has a high population density, heavy traffic, and a large number of people walking every day of the week. On any given day, there are also many negligent drivers on the road—drivers who speed, make aggressive moves, or text behind the wheel. As a result, pedestrian...

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Traffic Fatalities in NYC Remain A Problem Despite Vision Zero Pledge

Why do so many pedestrian accidents happen in NYC? Despite ongoing efforts to dramatically reduce the number of traffic fatalities in New York City, pedestrian accident deaths and other motor vehicle fatalities remain a serious problem in the city, according to officials. “Traffic deaths are still rising dramatically in much of the country,” a recent...

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Taller Vehicle Hoods Linked to Higher Pedestrian Fatality Rates

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. They don't have the protection of a vehicle frame, seat belt, or airbag. Unlike bicyclists and motorcyclists, pedestrians don't typically wear protective gear such as helmets. Pedestrian accidents are often the cause of speeding, distracted driving, running red lights, impaired driving, and aggressive driving. However, the design...

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New York City Speed Cameras Issue Over 4.4 Million Violations in 2023

In Staten Island, New York, a new initiative is set to penalize speeding drivers with automated tickets. The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program uses radar technology to monitor speed in work zones on major highways. New speed cameras were launched by the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway...

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New York's Local Streets Among Deadliest in the U.S., Study Reports

About 20% of accident fatalities in New York occur on local streets. A recent nationwide car accident study conducted by MoneyGeek ranked New York the fourth deadliest state when it comes to car accidents on local streets. "Local streets are the second-deadliest type of road in the U.S., with 20% of accident fatalities occurring on...

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Traffic Deaths Drop in 29 States, But Challenges Remain

Is there an end in sight when it comes to traffic deaths in the United States? The answer is unclear, but according to recent estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there is some hope—at least for the post-pandemic era. Traffic fatalities have declined for the fifth quarter. During the first half of...

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NYC Legislators Propose Speed Limiters to Curb Reckless Driving

Speeding remains a leading cause of car accidents in NYC. In response to a surge in car accidents linked to speeding, New York legislators are advocating for a tough stance on drivers who habitually speed, proposing the installation of speed limiters in their vehicles. The concept behind this initiative is straightforward - to ensure that...

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