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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Rural roads, and what makes them so dangerous for drivers

While the urban roads of New York are dangerous enough to navigate, this does not mean drivers can relax when on rural roads. In some cases, drivers need to exercise even more caution in the countryside, and the reasons are as follows. Rural roads pose several hazards. For example, animals from homes, which are situated […]

Drug-impaired driving: an overview

In New York, it is illegal to drive while impaired under any substance, legal or illegal. As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana, though, it’s expected that the problem of drug-impaired driving will become more widespread. Below are some points that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes about drug-impaired driving. Various drugs […]

Highway work zone accidents more likely with distracted drivers

New York residents should know that every 5.4 minutes in this nation, there’s a car accident in a highway work zone. Combine the narrow lanes with drivers who don’t want to reduce their speed, and one can see why work zones are so dangerous. Another factor that can easily raise the risk for a crash […]

Ignition interlock devices may be causing car wrecks

An ignition interlock device (IID), which is essentially a small Breathalyzer-type device wired directly into a vehicle’s hardware, stops the car from starting unless the driver blows “clean.” Various studies have found that states that mandate the use of an IID after a drunk driving conviction reduce drinking-related fatalities by as much as 15%. However, […]

What good does a lawsuit do after a car accident?

Have you been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own? If so, do you feel guilty about suing the person or persons responsible for your injuries? You aren’t alone. A lot of people feel like they will be perceived as greedy opportunists out to make a “quick buck” off a chance […]

The worst intersections for cyclists in the Big Apple identified

Are you a cyclist in New York City? Whether you bike for the health benefits, can’t afford the price of keeping a car in the city, don’t like the hassle of fighting traffic or are concerned about your carbon footprint, you aren’t alone. Bicycles are a common sight all over the nation, especially in urban […]