Newest in Uber Safety: New York Drivers Face a Roadblock

Posted on March 23, 2018 Many Uber and Lyft drivers have faced a roadblock when it comes to driving passengers from place to place and now issue warnings to those with young children: They have to turn down riders who have young children with them. This is due to the fact that New York requires car seats and many Ubers do not have them. Those in Western New York find that they are unable to ride because they have a young child but no car seat for them when they are out and about. The only people who are exempt from [...]

An Update on the Uber Self-Driving Vehicle: Further Evidence

Posted on March 22, 2018 There have been many reports revolving around the Uber self-driving vehicle that took the life of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg and who can be found liable in a case like this. Though the case took place in Arizona, we all have to consider the fact that an accident like this could come to our hometown if the idea of self-driving cars takes off like we expect it to. The truth is, it is difficult to determine who is at fault in one of these accidents. There was an emergency operator inside the vehicle at the time to [...]

Product Safety: A Kidde Smoke Detector is Now Recalled

Posted on March 22, 2018 If you’ve ever had a fire in your home or someone you know has experienced a fire where they’ve lost everything, you know you want to be able to rely on your smoke alarm to get you out of your house when you need it the most. Unfortunately, many homes might have been at risk due to smoke detectors that were not working – in fact, half a million of them! People of New York may have purchased one of these smoke detectors, and we want to warn you about what could happen. Today we’ve received [...]

Hit-and-Run Alert System Could Bring Changes to NYC

Posted on March 21, 2018 Did you know that there is now a hit-and-run alert system that could help put an end to the rise in these incidents? The NYPD rolled out this new system as a way to catch drivers who hit somebody and promptly flee the scene. The system took effect Saturday for the entire city so that people will be able to receive emails, texts, and phone calls of drivers who have been involved in these accidents. Last year, a popular radio DJ was struck and killed in a hit and run accident by the name of Jean [...]

A Decrease in Deadly Accidents for Long Island Spells Good News

It has been reported that Long Island has been seeing fewer accidents in the past few months. In 2017, 100 people lost their lives in accidents across the city, while 139 were killed in 2016 alone. Suffolk County Police Chief Stuart Cameron suggests that the decrease in deadly accidents is due to the Suffolk County Police writing the right tickets for the right things. Another reason is that young people are receiving more education on what happens when you speed or drive aggressively. This is giving children the knowledge they need to move forward so that they can prevent deadly [...]

New York Spring Snow and Its Many Dangers to Drivers

New York spring snow happens nearly every year between the months of March and April. There is a chance that snow will not accumulate in large amounts on roadways, but it can accumulate elsewhere. For instance, people could find large amounts of snow in trees and on power lines, which could lead to outages. Because of this, drivers face the reality that they could drive through a slushy area in the spring, only for their vehicle to be hit by a falling branch that has accumulated a lot of snow. Yesterday and today, as the snow came through New York, [...]

Drunk Driving in New York: A Serious and Growing Issue

Posted on March 20, 2018 Did you know that approximately one in three traffic fatalities that happen on our roads today is due to a drunk driver? Between the years 2003-2012, studies were conducted to dictate how many people die in drunk driving crashes across the entire state of New York, and it was found that 3,752 people lost their lives to these accidents during this timespan. On a national and a New York level, those who die in these accidents are more likely to be between the ages of 21-34. As part of the study, drivers were asked about drinking [...]

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in New York

Posted on March 20, 2018 What is the statute of limitations in regards to an accident claim? This set of limitations are state laws that set time limits on your right to bring a lawsuit. Perhaps you want to make a claim with the court system because you have a serious claim and very real damages. You will have a deadline, though they are different for everyone. In some states, for instance, you have years to file a personal injury claim, and in other states, you might only have one year or less. You always want to leave enough time [...]

A Foot of Snow? What This Means for New York City

Posted on March 20, 2018 NYC has experienced its fourth nor’easter in a month as the possibility of a foot of snow barrels on through. In fact, many suspect that the weather will be so poor that it will disrupt travel all of Wednesday, as they are predicting. In fact, the warning in effect tells us that we are expected to get snow from 12 a.m. Wednesday all the way through 8 a.m. Thursday. Because snow is expected to accumulate and intensify throughout the day on Wednesday, many people are expecting that there will be issues with commutes and cancellations [...]

46 Traffic Violations Per Hour in NYC: Reason for Concern?

A new study conducted has found that 46 traffic violations occur every hour in NYC. These alarming statistics tell us that it’s time for a change when it comes to the safety of our roads. City Comptroller acted and conducted the study after a large string of car crashes, one after the other. The study takes into consideration that many offenders of serious traffic violations are permitted to make the mistake again and again without any consequences. Though many people roll their eyes at the idea of increased penalties, we find through these studies that it might not necessarily [...]