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Category: Car Accidents

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation (S. 4336/A. 6163), which requires all motor vehicle passengers over the age of 16 to wear seat belts whenever they travel in motor vehicles. Currently in New York state, passengers who are 16 years of age or older are only required to wear…

One unanticipated side effect of the coronavirus is that it greatly reduced the number of car accident fatalities in New York as compared to this time last year. The New York DMV reports that in New York City there were 66,554 in 2014. This equates to, on average, 5,546 accidents…

We all get angry sometimes. Often, we cannot control when or where we get angry. When a driver gets angry and directs his or her aggression at others on the roadway, that aggression is known as road rage. Road rage makes it impossible for the driver to think clearly and…

Children in the Car Are More Distracting Than Cell Phones Every day, the majority of Americans get behind the wheel of their vehicles and travel to work, to school, and to various stores. Though automobile manufacturers have significantly improved the safety features in many vehicles, the number of motor vehicle accidents…

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are extremely popular these days. They have also made news in recent years for the certain risks associated with them. One of those risks is that an Uber, just like any other vehicle, can become involved in an uber accident. According to a…

It’s 2020, a fifth of the way into the 21st Century, so Americans rightly expect some futuristic automation in their cars. If the flying cars that science fiction writers dreamed up years ago aren’t going to happen, at least we can have technology that automates certain tasks to make driving…

The winter season is here again, and that means New York’s roadways are a bit more dangerous for drivers now than they are at other times of the year. During the winter, there are car accident hazards on the roadway that are less present – and in some cases, not…

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