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Five Things You Should Know About Drunk Driving Accidents

Every year, an estimated 11,000 people are killed across the United States by drunk drivers, with about a third of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in New York involving drunk driving as a factor. This makes it one of the primary causes of motor vehicle fatalities, as well as other injuries from auto accidents. Here are five things you need to know about drunk driving accidents:

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What is it About Pedestrian Accidents That Makes Them So Dangerous?

Pedestrian accidents are among the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents, with more than 300 people dying every year due to these accidents in New York alone. This makes up about 17% of all motor vehicle fatalities, with about one in five of those accidents being hit-and-run accidents. Here are just some of the factors that make pedestrian accidents so deadly compared to other types of auto accidents:

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Identifying Drunk Drivers On the Road

Drunk drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road, with more than a quarter of all motor vehicle fatalities occurring in accidents involving an impaired driver. Thus, being able to identify drunk drivers can mean the literal difference between life and death, giving you the ability to avoid a potentially fatal collision. Here are just a few ways to pick out a potential drunk driver on the road:

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Beware the Danger of Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is always inconvenient whenever it happens, but it is never truly a surprise. And yet, every year, the rate of fatal motor vehicle accidents goes up during the week after switching to Daylight Savings Time. This increased incidence of motor vehicle fatalities shows the importance of staying alert and getting proper rest, even once the clocks get moved ahead. Continue reading “Beware the Danger of Daylight Savings Time”

Winter Storms and Low Salt Supplies Spell Danger for LI Drivers

New York has recently been hit by a series of snow storms that have pushed local resources to their limits. As a result, towns across Long Island have been running low on road salt, which is essential to keeping roads free of ice and snow. This may increase the likelihood of dangerous road conditions, which in turn makes it more likely that people will get into accidents while driving. Continue reading “Winter Storms and Low Salt Supplies Spell Danger for LI Drivers”

NY Sees More Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2020

New York has, unfortunately, seen an upsetting trend when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. Despite the fact that there were fewer vehicles on the road due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were more motor vehicle fatalities in 2020 than in the previous year. Ironically, it may be COVID-19, and the emptier roads that resulted from the COVID-19 quarantine, that are to blame for the deadlier roads this year. Continue reading “NY Sees More Motor Vehicle Accidents in 2020”

Seven Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits, with more than 300 people killed every year across New York State due to motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable, and are caused by people failing to do what they need to in order to drive safely. Here are seven common causes of motor vehicle accidents: Continue reading “Seven Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents”

5 Ways to Encourage Safe Driving to your Teen

Earning your driver’s license is perhaps one of the most exciting milestones you reach as a teenager. For teens, it provides a sense of freedom, pride, and appreciation for the new responsibility. For parents on the other hand, common emotions surrounding the milestone include anxiety and fear for their child’s safety. While you cannot control how other cars on the road with your teen may behave, you can do your best in encouraging your teen to engage in safe driving. Continue reading “5 Ways to Encourage Safe Driving to your Teen”

The 5 Leading Causes of Car Accidents

An estimated 1.25 million people lose their lives to car accidents every year. While many preemptive steps have been taken to decrease this statistic, including backup cameras and forward collision systems, we cannot place such heavy reliance on the safety features of our cars to protect us from the dangers of the road. With 94% of road accidents still caused by human error, it is crucial to take responsibility for our own actions while driving a vehicle.

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