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Black Boxes: Airlines and Automobiles

The tragic mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 focused attention on the limitations and abilities of airline flight recorders. This attention to airline recorders may be useful to the automotive industry. Automobile black boxes are less sophisticated than airline event data recorders (EDRs). Unlike automobile EDR’s, airline recorders log information throughout the flight. Even without… Read More »

Drugged Driving: The Danger of Opioids

Drugged driving continues to cause injury and fatality in New York and across the United States. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, more than 10 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in 2012. Increasingly, drugged drivers are using opioid and prescription medication in addition to so-called recreational drugs such… Read More »

New Rule Takes Aim at Backover Accidents

A new federal rule intends to reduce backover accidents and fulfill the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007. Too often, a family member or pedestrian walking behind a car suffers injury or death when struck by a backing vehicle. In March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Toyota Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Criminal Charges

In its continuing effort to put a recent history of death and defects behind it, Toyota Motor entered an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to pay $1.2 billion to settle criminal charges.  Since 2009, consumers and regulatory agencies sought answers to the mystery of unintended acceleration in… 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 »