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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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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Vision Zero: Year Three Report Touts Program’s Success

    By Michael Barasch

    Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released the city’s third annual Vision Zero report, crediting the program with a three-year reduction in traffic fatalities, which reached an all-time low of 230 in 2016 despite double-digit trends upward for accidents nationwide. According to the city’s official website, DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and […]

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  • Wrongful DeathPedestrian Accidents

    Fatal Accident Shows NYC Crossings Still Dangerous for Elderly Pedestrians

    By Michael Barasch

    At about 6:30 p.m. on October 16, an SUV struck and killed a 79-year-old man who was crossing the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Prince Street in Flushing, Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the driver remained at the scene and likely won’t face charges because police believe the pedestrian was crossing against […]

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