NYC pedestrian accidents spur outcry over preventable deaths

Frequent pedestrian deaths have New York City residents demanding improved safety. Many find government’s response lacking. Pedestrian injuries and deaths due to accidents on the streets of New York City are all too common. The issue has become such a sore spot across all the boroughs that it sparked the city council to pass a […]

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Motor Coach Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) claims that accidents involving motor coaches are rare and that these vehicles are among the safest on the road. The industry transports 750 million passengers per year, with each bus carrying large numbers of people. But, despite this glowing report, an article in USA Today recently charged the National […]

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are not very likely to walk away from an accident. With no safety protections like seat belts or air bags, their rate of death or injury following a motorcycle accident can be as high as 80 percent. Wearing a motorcycle helmet that conforms to government standards can prevent more than a third of fatalities. […]

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New York City Bicycle Accidents: Will More Bike Lanes Provide Solutions?

The mayor’s recent announcement of an initiative to increase dedicated bicycle lanes on streets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and other boroughs came as welcome news to cycling advocates such as Transportation Alternatives. In a recent Quinnipiac poll, a solid majority of New Yorkers supported an expansion of bike lanes “because it’s greener and healthier for people […]

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