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Five Things That Make Motorcycle Accidents More Hazardous

Motorcycles are notorious for being particularly dangerous, with motorcycle accidents having a much higher rate of serious injury and death compared to other types of motor vehicle accidents. The reasons why this is, however, can be somewhat complicated. Here are five things that make motorcycle accidents far more hazardous:

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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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Keeping Safe When Driving on the Highway

Every year, around 300 people are killed on New York’s highways as the result of a motor vehicle accident, according to the New York Department of Health. Many of these fatalities are the result of preventable causes, which could otherwise be avoided with proper care. By taking proper precautions, you can minimize your risk of an accident and help protect yourself from liability in the event that you do get into an accident. Here are a few ways to keep yourself safe when you are driving on the highway:

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Why Motorcycle Accidents Are So Dangerous

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are about four times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than people who drive cars. In addition, motorcyclists have a higher risk of being in an accident per mile driven, compared to other types of vehicles. Here are five major reasons why motorcycle accidents are so dangerous:

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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”

Five Things to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents may not be the most common type of motor vehicle accident, but they are often among the most dangerous. In the wake of a pedestrian accident, victims may not be certain about what they should do or where they should go. Here are five things you should know about pedestrian accidents:

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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”

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