As we head on into the Thanksgiving holidays, it's always wise to keep safety foremost in your mind. This is a time of year when many people are on the road, in transit to the homes of friends and relatives with whom they will share the holiday meal.
Last month, police arrested the driver of a coach bus that was involved in a June accident in Chelsea that led to New York City's first fatality of a rider on a Citi Bike. The 52-year-old bus driver was arrested on Halloween for a violation and a misdemeanor that occurred on June 1. The driver was released the same day without having to post any bail.
Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point. This means that almost everyone is at risk when they are walking somewhere while in the vicinity of motor vehicles.
Earlier this month, three people lost their lives when two buses got into an accident in Queens. Additionally, 16 others suffered injuries, some critical.
Some times all of New York City appears to be one massive, gridlocked traffic jam. It's not your imagination.
Pedestrian accidents occur frequently in New York, and you are more likely to be a victim in an urban area than a rural one because of the large concentration of people and vehicles in one place. Howard R. Sanders, Esq. has a firm understanding of the types of situations that often lead to pedestrian accidents, and he has helped many New Yorkers who suffered injury after they were struck by motor vehicles while on foot.
You've likely heard about "hands-free laws" mandating that drivers do not use handheld devices while driving. New York law says that you're not allowed to drive and use any electronic device that you must hold -- like a cellphone.
You're trying to get over to get off of the interstate, and no one will let you in. They just honk at you as you try to merge. Ahead of you, another car merges without a signal. Once you do get over, a driver tailgates you, then whips around and gestures in anger as he or she goes past.
It was the nightmare scenario New Yorkers dread — a subway train derailment. The incident occurred as commuters were making their way south into Manhattan on the "A" train the morning of Tuesday, June 27.
Many parents are unaware that industry insiders consider the approximate 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day as the "100 Deadliest Days" for teenage drivers.