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New York Accident Fatalities Remain High Despite Reduced Traffic during Coronavirus Pandemic

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We have all probably noticed how there are far fewer cars and other vehicles on our roadways in the last couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that less traffic has not necessarily translated to lowering injuries and fatalities. Reports indicate that drivers are getting increasingly reckless at […]

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Injured in a New York City Pedestrian Accident? Here is What You Can Do

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As a victim of a New York City pedestrian accident, you are immediately faced with having to find treatment for the injuries as well as questions regarding the length of recovery time needed and its implications. Further, having to deal promptly afterward with the insurance companies and seeking compensation for yourself or a family member […]

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Long Island Contractor Accused of Exposing the Public to Toxic Lead Paint

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A Long Island company threatened public health by exposing people to lead-based paint while doing renovation work in residential properties, according to a new federal lawsuit filed against a New Hyde Park contractor. A news report in the Daily Voice stated that the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks injunctive relief preventing the […]

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Construction Workers Return as Coronavirus Cases Peak in New York City

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Construction workers resumed operations at the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University after an updated state order outlined exceptions to social distancing guidelines. According to a report in the Columbia Spectator, this is happening even as experts continue to raise concerns over the workers’ risk of contracting the virus, which place them at greater risk of […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Injured in Long Island Hit and Run Crash

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A 63-year-old man was killed in a hit and run collision on Long Island, which officials said, involved a driver who fled the scene. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the pedestrian was crossing Jerusalem Avenue near Spencer Place in Hempstead. The driver sped off after striking the pedestrian. But, another […]

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Pedestrian Safety Boosted with Simple Infrastructure Changes

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Design elements such as bollards and rubber curbs will prevent drivers from cutting across intersections and can make streets safer for pedestrians, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This type of “centerline hardening” forces drivers to turn more slowly at close to a right angle by blocking the […]

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Trump Administration Declines New Federal Limo Safety Recommendations

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The Trump Administration has decided not to adopt the new federal limousine safety recommendations called for by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The recommendations were made after the NTSB completed its preliminary investigation into the 2018 limousine accident in Schoharie, New York, which killed 20 people. According to the Albany Times Union, the U.S. […]

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New York City Speeding Tickets Double During Coronavirus Pandemic

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As traffic has almost vanished on New York City streets during the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reports that some drivers have responded by speeding on open roadways. The article states that the empty streets have also brought out motorcycle gangs and extreme bikers doing wheelies and stunts in lanes of traffic. Neighbors say […]

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Bicycle Accident Injuries Are Up During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Streetsblog estimates that bicycle accident injuries were up 43 percent in New York City just in the week between March 9 and March 15 as the city plunged into the coronavirus crisis. The news site analyzed data from the NYPD to determine that there were 80 bicycle accident injuries during this period, an increase of […]

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Pedestrian Fatalities Increasingly Affecting Older Americans

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Across the country, the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased by more than 50 percent just in the past decade. According to a news report in the AARP Bulletin, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has estimated that nearly 6,600 pedestrians were fatally injured last year based on 2019 initial data from the U.S. government’s […]

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