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Death Toll, Not Barriers, Rising on Bronx Highway

Safety is supposed to come first, whether in the workplace or driving to it. Many initiatives and laws exist to encourage drivers to slow down and be safer on roads, but New York State has been slow to curtail the potential for serious car accidents by leaving substandard guardrails in place along a stretch of highway that has contributed to two fatal crashes in the past half-dozen years.

New York Drowsy and Fatigued Driving Can Cause Fatal Accidents

With National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data showing that drowsy driving and fatigued driving are at the root of 100,000 reported crashes across the U.S., a New York traffic official recently highlighted what is at stake for local drivers.

Recent Tragedies Remind All Bicyclists to Ride Safely

A Friday evening in early September 2011 saw New York City reach a sad milestone for the year, the number of fatal bicycle accidents reached double digits. There is good news in the midst of this tragedy; however, the number of fatal bicycle accidents has been decreasing in recent years, even though the number of cyclists on the road has increased.

Are New York's Distracted Driving Laws Effective?

Distracted driving is a big problem on the nation's roadways. Most states-including New York-have determined that they can reduce motor vehicle accidents if cell phone use while driving was banned, and have passed laws preventing or limiting cell phone use while driving. But a new study by researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute reveals that state distracted driving laws are not curbing crash rates.

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