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Seven Pedestrian Safety Tips for Motorists

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Most pedestrian accidents across the nation are linked to some form of driver negligence (carelessness), statistics show. In New York City, for example, we frequently see a number of drivers engaging in actions that put pedestrians in grave danger. Even now, with the streets emptying out due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city continues to […]

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Manhattan by USPS Truck

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A 59-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a U.S. Postal Service truck on a Manhattan street. According to an AMNY news report, the incident occurred the morning of May 10 near 46 West 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Witnesses said the driver of the postal truck was traveling […]

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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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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Motorcyclist in Queens

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A 32-year-old Queens woman was struck and killed by a motorcyclist who witnesses say was traveling at an “extremely high rate of speed”. According to a report on Streetsblog, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred near the corner of Summerfield Street and Myrtle Avenue. Police said the 28-year-old motorcyclist was heading eastbound on Myrtle when he […]

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Spike in New York City Traffic Fatalities Raises Concerns

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At least 221 people were killed in traffic accidents in New York City in 2019, five years after Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to eliminate all traffic accident deaths. According to a report in The New York Times, traffic accident deaths began to rise last year and have continued the upward trend this year despite […]

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US Pedestrian Deaths Rise to Their Highest Level in 30 Years

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Pedestrian fatalities in the United States reached their highest level in 30 years even as the nation’s traffic accident fatalities overall have been falling. According to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), an estimated 6,590 pedestrians were killed in car accidents last year, amounting to a nearly 5 percent increase […]

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Brooklyn School Bus Fatally Injures Girl in Crosswalk

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A 10-year-old girl was struck and killed by a school bus the morning of Feb. 25 as she attempted to cross a street in Brooklyn. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the incident occurred in East New York when the girl was in a crosswalk on Wortman Avenue. The bus, which was […]

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Pedestrian Risks at New York City School Zones

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A new study has found there have been more than 140 traffic accidents in Staten Island school zones over the last seven years. According to an article in the Staten Island Advance, the study conducted by several entities including Safer America, a consumer safety advocate, worked with a data visualization agency to map the location […]

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Thousands of NYC Building Facades Continue to Pose Pedestrian Hazards

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Landlords in New York City repeatedly flout laws when it comes to building facade safety and have ignored enforcement actions including amounts in fines of over $31 million, a recent investigation by The New York Times found. According to a Times report, an apartment building in the Bronx that houses a day care center on […]

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City Considers Using Drones to Inspect Building Facades After Two Deaths

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After the deaths of two pedestrians who were struck by crumbling facades that came loose off buildings, New York City building officials are considering the use of drones to assist with their safety inspections. According to a report in The Real Deal, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing on a […]

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