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New York City Traffic Deaths Hit New Low in 2018

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 […]

Michael Barasch Comments on WSJ Article “Can Auto Fatalities Go to Zero?”

Last year was one of the deadliest years on America’s roads. Approximately 40,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. Despite technology like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, back-up cameras and crash-avoidance systems, our roads have become less safe. Current technology has been helpful, but only to a point. Human error is what causes most […]

Report: 60 Percent of State’s Pedestrian Deaths in New York City

A recently released report shows that more than 60 percent of pedestrians who were struck and killed in traffic accidents in the state of New York were hit in the five boroughs of New York City. A total of 732 pedestrian fatalities occurred between the years of 2011 and 2013, according to the report from […]

New York Mayor Driven to Stop Deadly Traffic Accidents with Vision Zero Initiative

Traffic accidents are an epidemic in New York City, where cars, cyclists and pedestrians coexist on busy streets. Despite protections, pedestrians are killed routinely because of weather conditions, cell phone use and negligent drivers.  In fact, 11 New Yorkers were killed in traffic accidents during just the first two weeks of 2014. Seven of them […]

Injuries While Bicycling in New York City

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) evaluates how bicycle-friendly each state is, using several indicators such as legislation and enforcement, infrastructure and funding, and evaluation and planning. Unfortunately, New York was ranked 42 in the country, and scored especially low in terms of its policies and programs. According to the New York Department of Motor […]


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