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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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Don't Ignore Wrist Pain After a Car Accident

Wrist pain after a bad car accident should not be ignored. While some mild types of wrist pain can go away on their own, traumatic wrist injuries in a crash should be taken seriously right away. That means seeing a doctor after an accident, then contacting an experienced car accident attorney to protect your rights...

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Speeding Deaths In New York Soar

Nationwide, fatalities that involve speeding are up 17% over two years. One of the most common types of driver negligence, speeding results in thousands of serious and often deadly car accidents every year. According to statistics on fatal speeding car accidents maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding as a contributing factor...

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Report: New York Ranks 15th in Teen Driver Fatalities

Data shows teens are more at risk of car accidents in the summer. Each year, tragic car accidents claim the lives of teenagers everywhere, devastating families and communities. As teen drivers prepare for the summer, they also face a higher risk of being involved in fatal accidents during the "100 deadliest days" between Memorial Day...

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NYC Bicycle Accident Deaths On Pace For Grim Record

New York City sees highest bicyclist death toll in over a decade There have been 11 bicyclists killed in New York City so far in 2023, according to the city Department of Transportation (DOT). It’s the highest death toll for that period in over a decade and puts the city on pace for a record...

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