Hybrids Found Safer for Drivers, More Hazardous for Pedestrians

According to a recent study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, hybrid drivers experience fewer injuries in collisions than those who drive traditional cars. Although this seems surprising, the reason is that hybrid car designs call for extra weight, making them more stable when involved in car accidents – which is especially important in a […]

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Distracted Truck Drivers Pose Big Dangers on the Road

Two tragedies earlier this summer highlight the extreme dangers posed to motorists by distracted truck drivers. In Illinois, a distracted trucker triggered a nine-vehicle crash that killed three people; in Missouri an inattentive truck driver killed two people when he rear-ended their vehicles. Deadly Inattentiveness St. Louis’s KSDK TV spoke with a police officer on […]

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Distracted Driving in NY Takes Deadly Bite out of The Big Apple

By now, most of us realize that texting and driving do not mix. Yet, drivers who are distracted by various tech-toys remain a constant source of danger for commuters and pedestrians alike. In September, four people were killed and 24 injured when a New York bus driver crashed into a railroad overpass. The driver later […]

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Dangers Posed to Cyclist in NYC Does not Justify Riding on Sidewalk

Areas surrounding New York City are some of the deadliest in the nation when it comes to cyclist safety. For example, Long Island alone has had at least 64 cyclist deaths since 2005. According to Newsday, Long Island’s bicycle crash death rate greatly exceeds that of nearby New Jersey, Connecticut and even New York City. […]

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What if the Car Causing Your Accident has Little or No Insurance?

When is the last time you took a good look at your auto insurance policy? Are you aware that you might be at risk of devastating medical expenses if you are seriously injured by a driver with little or no insurance? Recently, the New York State legislature sought to remedy this problem by passing the […]

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