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New York City’s Reckless Driver Accountability Act Explained

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

COVID-19 Quarantine Reduces Road Accidents but Threatens State Budgets

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 […]

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

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 […]

Cuomo Puts the Brakes on NYC E-scooter Legalization

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have legalized the use of e-scooters and electric bikes, despite overwhelming support for the bill in the state legislature. As debate continues over safety measures, environmental impact and vehicle-sharing services, advocates on both sides of the issues continue to make their case to the public. The bill, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Study Details Contributing Factors in NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

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 […]

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

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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