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    Vision Zero Failing as More Choose to Use Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    When New York City established Vision Zero Action Plan in 2014, its ambitious goal was to eliminate traffic deaths within the five boroughs by 2024. Some of the numerous measures the city has implemented to protect people who walk, bike and ride on its streets seem to have worked. But five years after the program’s […]

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    Intensified NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program Takes Effect

    By Michael Barasch

    In an effort to reduce traffic accidents within the five boroughs, New York City is now installing cameras to deter speeding in high-collision areas near schools. A new state law has increased the number of school zone cameras from 140 to 750, and Mayor de Blasio has stated that he expects the city’s Department of […]

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    Understanding the Value of SUM Auto Insurance in New York

    By Michael Barasch

    Most New York car owners know how much they pay for auto insurance, but few have a true understanding of their various coverages until an accident occurs. Motorists might assume that when they purchase $250,000 in liability protection, it covers injuries to themselves as well someone who is hurt in the other car. This isn’t […]

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    School Zone Speed Cameras Debated in New York State

    By Michael Barasch

    Governor Andrew Cuomo is a strong proponent of a bill that would more than double the number of school zones equipped with speeding enforcement cameras. These devices, located within a quarter-mile of school buildings, photograph cars traveling more than 10 mph over the speed limit. Using license plate information, a $50 ticket is mailed to […]

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    New York City Traffic Deaths Hit New Low in 2018

    By Michael Barasch

    Aggressive initiatives have helped New York City reduce traffic deaths to their lowest level in more than a century. In 2013, the de Blasio administration established the Vision Zero Initiative, which lowered speed limits and instituted other safety measures designed to reduce vehicle fatalities throughout the five boroughs. In the year before the Vision Zero […]

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    Who Might Be Held Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

    By Michael Barasch

    After a fatal crash in Arizona last spring, Uber suspended the road-testing of its self-driving cars in North America. But industry experts expect the incident to be a mere bump in the road. Make no mistake, they tell us: autonomous vehicles are coming, probably sooner than we imagine. This raises the question, “Who is going […]

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    Is a Stretch Limo Safe Enough to Carry Your Loved Ones?

    By Michael Barasch

    For partiers of all ages, riding in a stretch limousine may seem like the epitome of luxury. Stretch limos are also regarded as a prudent way to party, with much less risk than drinking and driving. But a recent horrific stretch limousine accident that killed 20 people outside of Albany has raised many concerns about […]

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    New York City Council Member Makes the Case for Comprehensive Traffic Monitoring

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City has made great strides toward reducing traffic fatalities, but that progress is at risk due to a lack of support from the state government. Ben Kallos, a member of the New York City Council representing the Upper East Side, recently wrote an op-ed calling for improved traffic monitoring. Not only did Kallos demand […]

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    Intelligent Cars Does Not Mean Intelligent Drivers

    By Michael Barasch

    Vehicular Fatalities up 14% in past 2 years Cars have changed dramatically in the century since their invention. The cars we drive today have safety features that would have amazed motorists from earlier generations: headlights, safety belts, airbags, collapsible steering columns, automatic emergency brakes, electronic stability control, rear view cameras, and collision warnings, just to […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Intelligent Cars Does Not Mean Intelligent Drivers

    By Michael Barasch

    Vehicular Fatalities up 14% in past 2 years Cars have changed dramatically in the century since their invention. The cars we drive today have safety features that would have amazed motorists from earlier generations: headlights, safety belts, airbags, collapsible steering columns, automatic emergency brakes, electronic stability control, rear view cameras, and collision warnings, just to […]

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