Articles Posted in Bodily Injury

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has launched a new campaign that will encourage parents and caregivers to make sure they don’t leave their children in a hot car during warmer months, even for a short amount of time.

A new campaign by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a division of the US Department of Transportation, encourages parents and other caregivers to make sure they don’t leave young children in their cars during the hot spring and summer months. As a press release by the NHTSA explains, the “Look Before You Lock” initiative coincided with National Heatstroke Prevention Day on May 1st.  Continue reading

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New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, demands for state legislators to give NYC “home rule” over speed cameras and red-light cameras in an effort to keep New York drivers and pedestrians safe as traffic violence continues to increase across the city.

In a news conference last week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams called for New York’s state government to pass a suite of legislation designed to mitigate rising traffic violence in the city. Joined by city officials, lawmakers from all levels of government, and transit safety activists, he renewed demands for state legislators to give New York City “home rule” over traffic enforcement mechanisms currently under state purview: namely, the authority to establish speed limits and operate automated speed enforcement cameras 24/7. “My job is to prevent New Yorkers from dying in our streets, and I need Albany to give me the tools to do my job,” he said, according to a press release issued by the city. “I want New Yorkers to hold me accountable for my decisions and my results, and that means I need home rule control over our speed cameras and red-light cameras. This is about keeping New Yorkers safe.” Continue reading

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration enforces motor vehicle safety standards and has recently announced a new campaign that will educate drivers about new safety technology in cars, such as automatic high beams, blind spot intervention, rear automatic braking, and lane-keeping assistance.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a federal agency that writes and enforces motor vehicle safety standards, has announced a new media campaign to educate drivers about “the safety benefits of advanced driver-assistance technologies in newer vehicles.” According to a press release issued by the agency, the yearlong campaign will involve $1.25 million in spending on digital media. Among other things, the NHTSA’s media campaign seeks to inform drivers about new driver-assistance technologies. The agency has already released materials promoting automatic high beams, blind spot intervention, rear automatic breaking, and lane-keeping assistance.  Continue reading

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Brooklyn residents are urging authorities to add concrete barriers to a bike lane on Grand Street in Williamsburg to keep cyclists safe from injuries or vehicles entering and blocking the lane.

Brooklyn residents are pressing New York City authorities to protect a bike lane on Williamsburg’s Grand Street with concrete barriers. According to a recent report by Brooklyn Paper, transit safety advocates have sent an open letter to the mayor and the commissioner of the Department of Transportation, arguing that the bike lane’s current protections—plastic bollards—are not enough, leaving space for vehicles to “enter and block the lane,” in turn putting cyclists in danger.  Continue reading

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently found that drivers of SUVs and larger trucks are more likely to hit pedestrians while turning down streets due to blind spots created by features on bigger vehicles.

Newly published research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the drivers of large vehicles, like pickup trucks and SUVs, are much more likely to hit pedestrians mid-turn than are the drivers of smaller passenger vehicles. According to an analysis by Streetsblog, the study specifically found that those drivers are “four times more likely” to hit pedestrians while turning. Continue reading

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A recent report by Streetsblog shares that traffic violence in New York City has increased dramatically just this year with a 15.4% increase in injuries resulting from collisions and a 47.2% increase in pedestrian injuries, with a total of 6,977 injured people.

New York Police Department statistics analyzed by Streetsblog show dramatically increasing traffic violence in New York City in 2022, with “crashes that cause injuries, total injuries and injuries to pedestrians” all rising by double digits. “The violence on New York City streets,” Streetsblog cautions, “is even worse than you think.” Continue reading

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A recent report by Transportation Alternatives states that traffic violence in New York City is continuing to rise but city officials do not have the power to control speed cameras, red light cameras, or other safety measures that could make city streets safer for citizens.

New York City’s ability to address the deadly crisis in its streets is being held back by state lawmakers, according to a recent report by Transportation Alternatives. Traffic violence in the city is continuing to rise, but city officials do not have the power to implement essential enforcement measures like the operation of speed safety cameras, red light enforcement cameras, bus lane enforcement cameras, and local speed limits, per the report, which argues that New York City needs “home rule” to make its roadways safer. Continue reading

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In an effort to improve street safety for drivers and pedestrians and to reduce traffic violence and fatalities across the country, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration proposed that there would be tremendous updates to the agency’s Five-Star Safety Ratings program for vehicles.

A new proposal by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration would establish “significant” updates to the agency’s Five-Star Safety Ratings program for automobiles. According to a press release by the NHTSA, the proposal reflects the Biden Administration’s commitment to improve street safety and reduce traffic violence in the US, including requirements outlined by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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In an effort to continue putting drivers’ safety first, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a final rule that calls for autonomous vehicles to follow the same safety standards as manually controlled vehicles.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a final rule designed to “ensure safety of occupants in automated vehicles.” According to a press release by the agency, the new rule serves as an update to existing standards, accounting for vehicles without the same manual controls.  Continue reading

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According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents increased in 2020 due to speeding, driving while under the influence, or choosing not to wear a seatbelt, killing 38,824 people.

Traffic crashes killed 38,824 people across the United States in 2020, according to data released by U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a press release by the NHTSA states, that figure represents “the highest number of fatalities since 2007.” Continue reading

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