News

  • Feb 28

    Marijuana Use and Accident Statistics

    Many anti-marijuana advocates argue legalizing cannabis would result in more traffic accidents and therefore more deaths. Pro-legalization advocates on the other hand claim alcohol causes many more traffic accidents than marijuana. Although many ...  Read More

  • Feb 05

    New York City Workplace Deaths Soared in 2017, Labor Report Says

    Workplace deaths in New York City rose 55% in 2017, although fatalities in the construction industry remained flat, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report released in January 2018. In total, there were 87 workplace deaths in the five ...  Read More

  • Jan 03

    New York City Traffic Deaths Set to Hit 100-Year Low

    The number of annual traffic fatalities in New York City is on course to fall beneath 200 for the first time in a century, transportation officials say. The city’s Transportation Department has recorded 196 motor-vehicle deaths for the year ...  Read More

  • Dec 04

    New York City Begins a Cutting Edge Program to Reduce Traffic Accidents & Congestion

    As part of a $25 million pilot program, 8,000 vehicles will be outfitted with special devices that can communicate with one another, as well as with roadside sensors, traffic signals and app-enabled smartphones. The U.S. Department of ...  Read More

  • Nov 01

    20 Killed in Limo Crash in Upstate New York

    A horrible tragedy occurred in Upstate New York in October. 20 people were killed and others injured when a limousine failed to stop at an intersection and lost control. 18 occupants of the limo were killed along with two pedestrians. The ...  Read More

  • Oct 04

    Speed Cameras in School Zone

    The New York Times has recently reported that New York State and New York City officials have brokered a deal to reactivate speed cameras around New York City schools for the 2018 school year. In August, Gov.  Cuomo signed an executive order ...  Read More

  • Sep 12

    Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents

    The number of pedestrians and bicyclists involved in traffic- related fatalities nationwide has risen sharply in recent years, after decades of decline. Pedestrian deaths marked their biggest increase in years, and 2016 saw more bicyclists die ...  Read More

  • Oct 24

    Bicycle Share Accidents

    A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted New York City bike-share programs and the problems that accompany them.   Doctors say they are treating far more injuries, including traumatic ones, related to cycling. In a paper issued last ...  Read More

  • Oct 19

    Drowsy Drivers and car accidents

    Drowsy driving is a widespread issue among motorists in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving led to roughly 72,000 accidents, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013 alone. ...  Read More

  • Dec 04

    TRAGIC CHILD DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT

    The Wall Street Journal reported today that a 10-year-old girl was killed and her pregnant mother was forced into labor when they were struck by a minivan in Brooklyn. The girl and her mother were hit just before 9 p.m. Tuesday as they were ...  Read More