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    New York City’s Reckless Driver Accountability Act Explained

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a law enacted in February 2020, New York City’s worst drivers will face serious consequences for their lawless actions. The Reckless Driver Accountability Act is expected to impact about 5,000 drivers who consistently flaunt traffic laws. Many drivers take added precautions after receiving a ticket for a traffic violation. But reckless drivers continually […]

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    Unsafe Drivers Remained on New York Roads After Racking Up Hundreds of School-Zone Speeding Tickets

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City’s worst speeders have gotten away with dangerous driving in school zones for years, without much more than the financial equivalent of a slap on the wrist. At the start of this year, 10 of the worst-offending vehicles registered in New York accumulated more than 1,000 tickets between them for school-zone speeding violations, […]

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  • Auto AccidentsCOVID-19

    Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

    By Michael Barasch

    Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement […]

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  • Auto AccidentsCOVID-19

    COVID-19 Quarantine Reduces Road Accidents but Threatens State Budgets

    By Michael Barasch

    When state and local governments started imposing stay-at-home rules and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of everyday American life changed. Schools, businesses and even churches have been closed. Consequently, traffic on roads throughout the country has been very light as the weekday commute for millions of people now just involves walking […]

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  • Auto AccidentsCOVID-19

    What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    By Michael Barasch

    Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an […]

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  • Auto AccidentsCOVID-19Bicycle Accidents

    Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

    By Michael Barasch

    Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPedestrian AccidentsCycling Accidents

    What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPedestrian Accidents

    Study Details Contributing Factors in NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

    By Michael Barasch

    A study pinpoints the 12 most dangerous areas for New York City bicyclists and pedestrians — places where the likelihood of a fatal or injury-causing collision is three times higher than the city average. Detailed traffic accident information gathered over several years by localize.city, a real estate marketplace website, shows not only which neighborhoods pose […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPedestrian AccidentsCycling Accidents

    What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

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    Despite Vision Zero, NYC Road Fatalities Increased in 2019

    By Michael Barasch

    Over the past year, a rise in New York City traffic deaths has raised questions about the effectiveness of the Vision Zero effort that is meant to eliminate these types of fatalities by 2024. Obtaining detailed, accurate information on road dangers is critical to assessing and improving the results of this campaign. According to NYPD […]

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