Category: Car Accidents

close up of hand on steering wheel

Labor Day is nearly here and millions of Americans are gearing up to celebrate the final days of summer with road trips, extended vacations, and some good ol’ fashioned holiday weekend fun. Naturally, holidays like Labor Day bring with them real risks – including those that directly impact safety on our roads. You may already […]

white car being towed by tow truck

As New York City eases into a new normal by lifting pandemic-era restrictions, it still has some catching up to do to make local roads safer – particularly when it comes to resuming vehicle towing. As reported by Streetsblog NYC, the city has yet to fully resume booting and towing vehicles owned by traffic offenders who […]

self driving car on bridge

Autonomous vehicles may be slated as the future of our roads but concerns about new Tesla software is raising questions about how much control humans will have over self-driving technology and whether they’ll be able to use it to endanger others. As reported by Streetsblog NYC, the software in question is Tesla’s “Full Self Driving Mode” […]

New York Open Streets

New York City’s Open Streets program may have been launched to provide New Yorkers with more space to follow social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic but growing evidence about its benefits and impact on safety may make it a fixture for the foreseeable future. That’s because initial data show a considerable decline in vehicle […]

Driving Safety

The holidays pose considerable risks to public safety – especially when it comes to driving. In fact, things like adverse weather, increased traffic, and intoxicated motorists make the holiday season one of the most dangerous times of year to drive. According to NHTSA: All holidays are generally a time of increased travel and traffic deaths. […]

Roadtrip

Summer vacation is perfect for road tripping in the United States, making now a great time to brush up on summer driving safety tips and, with the pandemic still ongoing , it is also a good idea to review COVID-19 safety precautions. This time of the year is often referred to as the “100 Deadliest […]

cars in city traffic

Summer is one of the most dangerous times of year on U.S. roads – so much so that the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day have become known as the “100 Deadliest Days”. During this time of year, auto accidents and traffic fatalities spike sharply. With millions of Americans expected to hit the road […]

Truck Driver

Commercial trucking and transportation is an essential service for all types of industries, companies, and consumers. However, transporting the products people need has risks. According to an analysis of data from the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), driving is the deadliest occupation in the nation. Using BLS data from 2016, the analysis found: There were […]

Red Light Camera

New York City’s speed camera program will soon be overhauled – both in regard to the numbers of cameras on NYC streets and their hours of use. In fact, Department of Transportation officials say that come July 11th, the City will begin installing speed cameras at unprecedented rates, and will double the hours they operate. […]

A new NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) study found that despite concerns from cyclists, combining bicycles and cars at crossroads in a “mixing zone” is the safest way to manage these traffic areas. The study, titled Cycling at a Crossroads (PDF) provides a comprehensive look into the workings of the intersections of protected bicycle paths and car […]