If your Fourth of July plans involved travel this year, chances are good that you encountered many large semitrucks on your route. Driving alongside one of those highway behemoths can be intimidating.
Parents of New York City teens who drive should realize that summer is a time of heightened risk for teenage drivers. Known as the "100 Deadliest Days," the months bookended by Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September are the most dangerous time of the year for teens to be behind the wheel of a car.
Where will you be spending your Memorial Day weekend this year? Will you be staying right here in New York City or be like the other nearly 43 million Americans who are kicking off Summer 2019 with a road trip?
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.