How Safe is Your Bicycle Helmet? New System Rates the Best

By adminAuto Accident

Research on bicycle helmet use around the world found that helmets could reduce the risk of serious head trauma by up to 85 percent. A properly fitting bike helmet is one’s best defense against face and head injuries, and in the event of a serious accident, it could even save your life. Given these statistics, it’s common sense for all …

Thousands Die Each Year Because They Don’t Buckle Up

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently rolled out a campaign, called “Click It or Ticket,” to remind drivers and passengers throughout the nation to wear seat belts. Seat belts save lives. NHTSA officials note that 10,428 people not wearing seat belts lost their lives in car accidents during 2016. Enforcement of safety belt laws will be heightened …

Is a Rear-End Collision Always the Following Driver’s Fault?

By Rita WilliamsAuto Accident

Most drivers realize that a rear-end collision is frequently considered the fault of the driver following the one hit. Why? Because one of the basic safety rules of the road is to always leave sufficient space between your car and the vehicle in front of you to prevent crashes. The space drivers leave needs to take into account road conditions, …

Your Sunroof Is More Dangerous Than You Think

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Sunroofs are loved by an increasing number of car-driving Americans. Over the past 6 years, the number of cars equipped with sunroofs has risen to reach 40% of 2017 total sales, versus 33% of 2011 total sales. Sunroofs are also getting larger with each passing year. But sunroofs can also be dangerous. Closed sunroofs were responsible for 230 deaths each …

6 Most Dangerous Roads in the Hudson Valley Region

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Sometimes, the very qualities that makes our region desirable can also make it dangerous. The green and leafy communities north of New York City in the Hudson Valley region draw many people in to live and work. But the increase in traffic can cause dangerous driving conditions, congestion and accidents. The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) reviews vehicle …

3 Things You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization in NJ

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New Jersey’s outgoing Governor Chris Christie was not a supporter of marijuana legalization, but observers believe that the new incoming administration will be more amenable to the prospect. State Senator Nicholas Scutari has already introduced legislation to bring legal recreational marijuana to New Jersey. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman would like to emphasize to all of its New York and New …

4 Signs Your Brakes Are Failing

By Dawn SnyderAuto Accident

Drivers and passengers put a lot of faith in the brake system of their vehicle, whether it is a 4,000 pound car or minivan or an 80,000 pound eighteen wheeler. The brake system is one of the most important safety mechanisms on the road and it plays a crucial role in preventing tragedies. You can do your part to keep …

KGG Wishes You a Safe Holiday Season and Reminds You to Drink Responsibly

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, or just enjoying the festive time of year, tis’ the season to be jolly with family, friends and loved ones. And there’s no better way to embrace the holiday spirit than a festive cocktail featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients! But before you whip up a batch of  spiked eggnog, the NY & NJ car …

Top 3 Winter Road Hazards

By Rita WilliamsAuto Accident

As it gets cold in the winter, road hazards increase. Snow, blizzard conditions, sleet, ice, black ice — all can be dangerous and even fatal on our New York and New Jersey highways. Prepare Your Car and Watch Weather Reports To stay safe this winter, be sure your car is prepared for winter. Have antifreeze checked regularly. Make sure your …