Car Accidents

New York law requires motorists involved in accidents to stop, render aid, and exchange information. Unfortunately, not all New York drivers take their responsibilities seriously. Some leave the scene out of panic, or because they want to avoid the police, or because they don’t have insurance or a license, or simply because they don’t want […]

Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for accidents, both inside and outside the home. In this blog, NY personal injury attorney David A. Resnick explores common types of accidents that occur on Thanksgiving and what you can do to avoid them. Thanksgiving Accident Statistics The following Thanksgiving accident statistics […]

A bill recently introduced in the New York State Senate could have far-reaching implications for automakers and drivers alike. The proposed legislation would require manufacturers of passenger vehicles to equip cars with new safety features that automatically prevent drivers from speeding. If passed, the law would go into effect in 2024. Here, the legal team […]

  Transportation Alternatives, a street safety group, has released new data on traffic in New York City and fatal accidents, and the news is bad. NYC has already seen a deadly year for motor vehicle accidents in 2022, one of the worst in the current decade. Safety advocates are demanding prompt action be taken to […]

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 Blasio introduced a plan to improve […]

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, their demo in Turin last […]

New York City leaders say dangerous driving during the COVID-19 pandemic has led them to reduce speed limits on nine major streets that have had some the highest rates of accidents across the five boroughs. A NYC news release published September 1 says the reduced speed limits will go into effect as new speed limit signs are […]

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 by 50 minutes from 7:20 […]

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 Hotspots in NYC Go Safe Lab’s analysis of 1.8 million […]

Are U-turns illegal? 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 U-turns in business districts in NY. Any driver attempting an about-turn should do so only […]

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