Category Archives: motor vehicle crash

Honda Fined $70 Million in Underreporting Safety Issues to Government

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Honda $70 million for failing to submit reports of fatal accidents and injuries to the government. This is the largest amount that the safety regulator has ever levied against an automaker. Honda failed to report 1,729 death and injury claims to the agency over the past 11 […]

Cabs & Babies in NYC: How Does it Work?

Traveling in New York City with a baby can be quite challenging, especially when you hail a taxi. The question is, what about a car seat? How do I keep my baby safe? Although the law doesn’t require you to use a car seat in a taxi or livery, it is extremely important to do […]

Tips for Driving at Night and in Bad Weather

With winter in full swing, night driving can be extremely dangerous in treacherous weather. Check out these simple safety tips for safe winter driving at night: • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions – take it slower than normal. • Make sure the full lighting system on your vehicle […]

Rocket Scientist’s Idea Could Put an End to Distracted Driving

After a Rocket Scientist, Scott Tibbitts lost a friend in a texting and driving crash, Tibbitts found himself searching for a way to prevent another death from this growing epidemic. Cellphones are involved in 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year that cause 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. […]

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics: Get the Facts

The NYSDMC released statistical data in regards to motor vehicle accidents in New York State. Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2013 • There were a total of 304,804 crashes in New York State in 2013, only 259,740 were reported by police. • Of those 304,804 crashes, 1,109 (or 4%) were fatal. All were reported by police. […]

5 Tips for Traveling Back from the Holidays

You may be heading back to the city from your holiday festivities. Check out these safety tips for heading home from your holiday destination: 1. Avoid High Travel Days: the day after Christmas tends to be a pretty busy traffic day but since it is on a Thursday this year, traveling might be dispersed over the […]

Holiday Traveling Safety Tips

You may be heading out to family or friends’ houses for the holiday. Follow these safety tips when traveling with little ones!: Before you Head Out: • Remove any bulky coats before placing your child in a car seat. Use a blanket to keep them warm for a long car ride. • Make sure everyone […]

Parallel Parking Tips

For new drivers, parallel parking can be one of the most difficult things to do as a driver. Here are some parallel parking tips for inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who may be a little rusty: • Practice with cones or large boxes. • If you’re uncomfortable with your angle of approach, pull back out […]

New York, NY Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Motor vehicle traffic injuries are the leading cause of injury related death for New York County residents, according to the NYS Department of Health. 61 New York County residents die due to traffic injuries every year: • Of these deaths, 33 are pedestrians, 15 are unspecified persons, 5 are motorcyclists, 5 are occupants of the […]