In New York City, having a vehicle can be more of a liability than an asset. Parking is a nightmare and prohibitively expensive, and the traffic during rush hours can make motorists lose their minds during the morning and afternoon commutes.
Here in New York City, there are plenty of options for having some end-of-summer fun. While the calendar may indicate that there are at least a few more official weeks of summer, the long Labor Day weekend has traditionally signaled the end of summer to many families.
If you ride your bike on the streets of Manhattan, you already realize the dangers you face while riding. But there definitely are some intersections that are more dangerous than others.
An auto-pedestrian crash on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Friday, July 19, left one victim with reportedly life-threatening injuries and the other seriously harmed. According to police and media sources, two pedestrians — a 50-something man and a 65-year-old female — were attempting to cross West End Avenue at 98th Street in the designated crosswalk area when they were struck by a driver in a gray Acura just after 3:30 p.m.
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.