If you are a New York City parent of student who rides a school bus, you may be quite concerned about incidents of near-misses between cars and disembarking students. While there are laws in place that forbid motorists from passing stopped school buses, all it takes is one scofflaw to cause a horrific accident.
No parent wants to deny their child the right to go to prom. But there is no doubt that teens' safety on prom night remains an ongoing concern.
As the weather gets warmer this spring, there will likely be more road construction taking place in and around New York City. As a driver, it's important to make sure that your actions behind the wheel don't put highway workers at risk of injury or death.
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believe they have determined the cause of a catastrophic bus collision that occurred in Flushing in September 2017. They believe the charter bus driver's metal thermos likely wedged itself against the pedals on the floorboard of the bus and prevented him from braking to avoid striking an MTA bus.
If you're planning to drive, whether it's across town or across the country, it's important to be well-rested. After all, you are piloting a heavy and potentially lethal 2,000-pound (or more) weapon, so you need all of your wits about you.
When it comes to highway collisions, they are always better avoided. But some crashes are indeed unavoidable, which is why it is a good idea to learn how to survive anything that happens.
According to one research study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving is a real problem for today's motorists. Data suggests that almost 80 percent of motorists in the United States exhibited aggression, anger or actual road rage one or more times in the past year while driving.
While the Vision Zero program introduced by Mayor de Blasio has resulted in a decline in the number of New York City traffic deaths, the total number of collisions has increased, along with the injury rate. These findings are based on data supplied by the New York Police Department (NYPD).
You are driving in New York City when suddenly the car behind yours strikes your bumper. Nobody likes a fender-bender, of course. But could something more nefarious be afoot?
Brrrrr! Baby, it's cold outside! If you're a New York City driver, you have already had to cope with the severe effects of wintry weather.