Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents


New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared that the city government will be allotting nearly $1 billion to transit safety programs in an effort to create safer streets for all New Yorkers.

Last week New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a massive investment in transit safety. According to a press release issued by his administration, the city government will devote nearly $1 billion toward addressing traffic violence and creating “a safer, healthier, and greener city for all New Yorkers.” Continue reading


A new study by Bloomberg Philanthropies has found that asphalt art on city streets has a calming effect on people which has lead to a drop in traffic crashes and has created safer streets for pedestrians and drivers on the road.

An illuminating new study by Bloomberg Philanthropies found that the installation of asphalt art on city streets makes them significantly safer for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. Released earlier this month, the study defined asphalt art as “public art projects coupled with improvements to transportation infrastructure,” and it examined historical crash data and driver behavior at 17 asphalt art sites—“seven unsignalized intersections, seven signalized intersections and three mid-block crossings”—before and after crashes.  Continue reading


According to a recent study, electric bikes are considered to be more dangerous and cause more injuries than a motorcycle or even a car, although the injuries were less severe than those caused by car crashes.

Using an electric bicycle is more likely to result in injury than using a motorcycle or car, according to a recent UCLA study. However, the study found, those injuries were “less serious than those of victims of motorcycle and car crashes, and significantly less deadly.” Continue reading


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new campaign that will bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and inform drivers about the risks of texting while driving and how this can increase crashes and traffic incidents.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the Department of Transportation, launched a campaign raising attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As a recent release by the agency notes, April is “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and the NHTSA marked the occasion with a weeklong enforcement effort intended to stop drivers who were texting while driving and inform them about the risks of their behavior. Continue reading


In order to prevent pedestrian deaths caused by motor vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that drivers constantly lookout for pedestrians and that pedestrians be on the lookout for cars, walk on sidewalks, and follow all rules and crossing signs.

In 2019, a pedestrian was killed in a motor vehicle accidents every 85 minutes in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A resource provided by the agency, a division of the US Department of Transportation, offers information, analysis, and essential tips regarding pedestrian safety.  Continue reading


An NYPD marked van with its sirens and lights on was transferring four arrested individuals and struck and killed a homeless man on the Eastern Parkway after the collision had caused his body to get trapped under the van and dragged.

An NYPD driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last week, according to a recent report by the New York Post, which states that the 53-year-old pedestrian “was believed to be homeless and panhandling” in the painted central median of Eastern Parkway. The driver was at the wheel of a police van that was reportedly marked and had its lights flashing and sirens on when it “slammed into” the man, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Continue reading


Recent data reveals that New York City traffic fatalities have increased by 35% in the first 3 months of 2022, with a total of 58 motor vehicle-related accidents.

Public data indicates that New York City traffic fatalities have increased 35% in the first three months of 2022 compared to the similar period in 2021. According to a recent report by the New York Post, New York Police Department figures reflect the deaths of 58 people in motor vehicle accidents, as opposed to 43 people between January 1 and April 3, 2021.  Continue reading


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that approximately 91,000 automobile accidents in 2017 had involved drowsy driving and since then they have offered tips on how to avoid becoming a part of this dangerous statistic.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 91,000 “police-reported” motor vehicle accidents in 2017 involved drowsy driving, or the operation of a motor vehicle while sleepy or fatigued. A resource maintained by the NHTSA offers helpful statistics about drowsy driving, as well as tips for avoiding it.  Continue reading


The Governors Highway Safety Association released data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state and it shows that these fatalities have continued to increase with about 3,441 pedestrian deaths in the first 6 months of 2021.

This month the Governors Highway Safety Association released its annual Spotlight on Highway Safety report on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, using preliminary data gathered from State Highway Safety Offices. According to the report, traffic fatalities continued rising through the first six months of 2021, with the GHSA projecting that 3,441 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic collisions between January and June of that year. This figure represents “a 17% increase from 2020 and 507 additional lives lost in preventable crashes,” the GHSA states. Continue reading


A new poll by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety tells us that distracted driving has increased with a higher proportion of drivers using a phone for multiple reasons while driving.

A new poll by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety revealed that distracted driving may be a bigger risk than previously known. According to the organization’s survey, published in March 2022, 70% of licensed drivers acknowledged “they used a mobile device while driving for personal reasons in the past 90 days.” A breakdown of the survey, which reached 1,848 respondents, shows that 62% used the device for conversations, video calls, or texting; 37% used it for social media or another app; 27% used it to take a photo; 26% used it to record, stream, or watch a video; 25% used it to check or send email; 16% used it to review a document; and 4% used it for other purposes. Continue reading

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