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Car Accidents

Fewer people on the streets of New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic has translated into more traffic accidents and deaths, published reports say. The New York Times says there were 243 traffic fatalities in NYC in 2020, making last year the deadliest year on record since Mayor Bill de…

A research group in Italy has debuted a 5G transmitter that may allow cars, bicycles, stoplights and everything else involved in city traffic to talk to each other and thereby avoid collisions. While the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and the LINKS Foundation envision a wired world that doesn’t exist yet,…

While most people stayed off the streets following COVID-19 lockdown orders, those who got out in New York and elsewhere apparently drove faster on the less crowded highways, resulting in more fatal crashes. While the number of crashes decreased overall, the risk of being involved in a fatal collision increased….

Researchers who studied the relationship between a delayed school start time and teen-driver car accidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, found that starting the school day later was associated with decreased crash risks among drivers in high school. In the fall of 2015, Fairfax County schools pushed back school start times…

Drivers who use Interstate 95 to cross Washington Heights and the Bronx in New York may be surprised to learn they are traveling one of the most dangerous routes in the country. That’s the conclusion of Go Safe Labs, a nonprofit that uses data to advance transport infrastructure. Top Accident…

Making a U-turn in an automobile is a risky maneuver. It requires stopping and turning across opposing lanes of traffic, which often leads to traffic collisions. That is why one-eighty turns are prohibited in many places including New City business districts. Any driver attempting an about-turn should do so only…

More than 800 people die every year in the United States in motor vehicle crashes caused by snow, sleet, and freezing rain, according to a new study. The study found that fatalities were higher in heavy snowfall regions such as areas in New York near Lakes Erie and Ontario and…

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