The vast majority of auto accidents are caused by human error, according to a 2016 study by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), with some form of negligence being cited as a factor in 94% to 96% of all crashes. This means that nearly all motor vehicle accidents could be prevented if people do not engage in unnecessarily dangerous behaviors. Here are five dangerous behaviors that are commonly cited as the cause of motor vehicle accidents:… Read the rest
On average, approximately 5,000 people die every year as a result of motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This makes motorcycle accidents one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents, with the risk of fatalities being about twenty-seven times more likely with motorcycles than any other type of vehicle. Why are motorcycles so dangerous, compared to other types of motor vehicles?
Mobileye, an Israeli tech company, has begun testing its self-driving cars in New York City. The company is the first to ever successfully test its self-driving cars on New York City streets, and only the second to receive a permit to test those cars. This news comes at a time that more companies are looking to use self-driving technology in their motor vehicles.… Read the rest
In a mandate issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), manufacturers of self-driving cars will be required to report all crashes of those vehicles within 24 hours of them happening. This action comes after a series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars, some of which have resulted in injury or death. This is meant to make the process more transparent, as numerous manufacturers are trying to move towards self-driven vehicles.… Read the rest
Suffolk County legislators have signed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, decrying the “horrendous” conditions on certain public roads in New York. The letter, signed by all 17 Republican and Democratic county legislators, makes note of the deplorable conditions of roads that are supposed to be run by the state. They are calling for more investment in infrastructure to improve road conditions, which will make the roads safer and easier for motorists to travel on.… Read the rest
Car accidents are among the most common causes of injury in the United States, with thousands of people injured or killed every year in New York alone. While some of these accidents are unavoidable, there are circumstances that can make car accidents significantly more likely. Here are five issues that increase the likelihood of a car accident:… Read the rest
No one wants to be the victim of a car accident. But one of the worst fears of a car accident victim is when the other driver does not have enough car insurance to cover your losses. This can be due to the driver having an inadequate policy, or even, no policy at all. In fact, the nation’s Insurance Information Institute recently reported that nearly 13 percent of the nation’s drivers are uninsured. Knowing what to do in these instances is the key to receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries.… Read the rest
A print advertisement placed by Allstate in newspapers takes information from The Allstate Foundation Report on Teen Driving, 2005, and puts it in a form called “Parent-Teen Driving Contract”. The contract lists several topics with corresponding statistics from the Report. For each topic, there is a blank space for “Agreement” to be filled in, and another blank space for “Consequences” to be filled in. At the bottom of the contract is a space for the Teen Driver’s signature, and another for the Parent/Guardian signature. An interactive contract can be downloaded from the Internet.
The topics and their corresponding statistics include … Read the rest
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers of a recall involving 31,392 Britax Frontier™ child restraints that could fail to properly secure young passengers in the event of a vehicle crash. Britax is recalling these child seats because the harness straps may detach from the metal yoke on the back of the child restraint if repeatedly loosened one strap at a time. This clearly appears to have potentially fatal consequences.
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34. But NHTSA officials note that it is harder for … Read the rest
Starting September 21, 2008, Suffolk County drivers caught driving while text messaging will face a $150.00 fine under a new county law that is the first of its kind in New York State. Westchester and Nassau recently approved similar laws, but those measures have not taken effect. New York City is considering a similar ban. Four other states have such a law: Alaska, Washington, Minnesota and New Jersey.
County officials said they hope that the new law will encourage New York lawmakers to approve a statewide measure. In May of this year, State Senate Republicans passed legislation yesterday prohibiting drivers … Read the rest