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    Vision Zero to Target Dangerous Drivers During Warm Weather Months

    By Michael Barasch

    This year, New Yorkers endured a winter that overstayed its welcome with frigid temperatures and snowfall well into April. But while Mayor de Blasio sympathizes with the pent-up desire to enjoy warmer weather, he wants New York City drivers to know that fair conditions are no excuse for dangerous driving. As part of the Vision […]

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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Mayor de Blasio Urges Albany to Pass Three New Traffic Laws

    By Michael Barasch

    In March, Mayor de Blasio appeared at the 78th Precinct in Park Slope, his home precinct, to announce he was seeking action in Albany on three pieces of legislation aimed at the specific circumstances of a horrific crash less than two weeks earlier in that neighborhood. On March 5, Dorothy Bruns, 44, had a seizure […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Double-Decker Bus Hits Pedestrian in Greenwich Village

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A double-decker sightseeing bus reportedly struck a pedestrian in Greenwich Village July 3. The man was pinned beneath the bus, which dragged him for several feet before coming to a stop. The bus was making a left turn onto W. 4th Street when it allegedly hit the man in the crosswalk. Emergency responders arriving at […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    New Research Indicates Action-Packed Signs Lead to Fewer Auto Accidents

    By Dominique A. Penson

    New York and San Francisco have both made national news for their Vision Zero programs, which aim to significantly reduce the number of pedestrian deaths over the next decade (its name connotes the ideal goal which is to eliminate all pedestrian deaths). Now studies that have been done in association with the plans indicate that […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Halloween and Pedestrian Safety

    By Michael Barasch

    With Halloween quickly approaching, children and parents alike are probably more focused on planning the perfect costume or the spookiest party than on pedestrian safety. But keeping your kids safe this Halloween means taking some preemptive measures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports that pedestrian deaths among children are four times higher […]

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