How To Prove Fault When the Other Car Ran a Stop Sign

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If you are hit by a car that ran through a stop sign, it can be both frightening and dangerous. Suddenly, your life may be in peril, and through no fault of your own. Accidents like this can be quite severe, because one car going through a stop sign when another car actually has the right of way means that …

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teenage Drivers

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For teenagers, cars may be integral to their summer memories. They may drive to beaches and lakes, parties, their first job, or even take the wheel during family vacation. A Deadly Spike During the Summer But unfortunately, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are referred to as the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. Fatalities in car crashes …

Someone Hit My Parked Car. What Do I Do?

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Life is going well. Maybe you had a good commute to work that morning, or enjoyed a great day at the beach. But then, when you return to your car, you find that someone hit it. What should you do? Treat It as An Accident Scene Hitting a parked car is just as much as accident as hitting a car in …

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

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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 …