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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

NTSB Makes Recommendations to Improve Truck Safety

In a bid to increase the safety of tractor-trailers, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued broad recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Large truck fatalities continue to plague roadways in New York and throughout the United States. According to NHTSA, there were 100 fatalities in New York from large trucks… Read More »

Baby on Board: Important Safety News for Pregnant Women

Recent research suggests that driving while pregnant could increase your chances of an accident. Pregnancy is an exhilarating time in the lives of expectant parents. Care is taken with diet, alcohol, exercise and other concerns. A new study points out women are at substantially greater risk of a car accident during the second trimester of… Read More »

Nassau County Brings Back DWI Enforcement Unit

To drive down death and injury from impaired motorists, Nassau County is returning its Selective Enforcement Team (SET) to the roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1,000 New Yorkers died in alcohol-associated accidents in 2012. Nassau County law enforcement developed SET to combat drunk drivers. The unit operated between… Read More »

Be Alert: FDA Halves Lunesta Dose

In an effort to reduce the dangerous morning-after effects of sleep aids, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced labeling and dosage changes for the drug eszopiclone, brand name Lunesta. In mid-May, the FDA reported findings of a study that looked at the effect of the drug on 91 healthy adults aged 25 to… Read More »

More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that… Read More »

A New York Plan to Share the Road: Swedish Style

In May each year, the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds motorists across the United States to share the road. In New York this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio planned for New Yorkers to share the road Swedish style. In February, Mayor Blasio announced Vision Zero, a sweeping plan to eliminate traffic fatalities in the… Read More »

Technology Improves Safety in Automobiles

Since the creation of the first automobile, the world has strived to improve auto safety in many innovative ways. Yet despite the abundance of safety hardware inside today’s cars, trucks and motorcycles, millions of Americans are injured in motor vehicle crashes each year and tens of thousands more are killed.  Many people believe that the… Read More »

Death by Auto: Drunk Trunk Driver Kills Princeton Man

Alcohol, poor personal choice and a Mack truck took another life, this time in Princeton, New Jersey.  In New York and throughout the United States, fatal accidents involving alcohol end lives and destroy families. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 344 alcohol-associated fatalities in New York in 2012.  On Thursday… Read More »

In Case of Emergency: Use the Seatbelt

During an accident, there is no opportunity for second thoughts. Occupant protection is critical, every time you travel.  In the past year, the importance of occupant protection was highlighted when a Metro-North passenger train commuter train derailed. During the accident, four died and 59 were injured when passengers were tossed about as the cars left… Read More »

Hope for Victims of Hit-And-Run Accidents

A 14-year-old girl was struck by a hit-and-run driver before being hit by two other cars on February 6, 2014. The ninth grader was crossing Hempstead Turnpike when the driver of a passenger vehicle crashed into her, throwing her into the air before fleeing the accident scene.  A day later, a commercial truck hit a… Read More »