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December 2015 Archives

Technology may limit poor driving behaviors

New Yorkers are probably aware of the dangers negligent, careless or reckless drivers pose to everyone on the city’s roadways. Distracted driving is one such bad behavior that can have very serious consequences, although it is often associated solely with cell phone use.

How can parents prevent school sports injuries in New York City?

Young athletes in New York City come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the physical activity your child chooses, there are a variety of dangers that the school should address before you allow him or her to participate. According to the New York Times, teen physical education should be subject to the same scrutiny that other academic pursuits often receive.

Medical group works to reduce pregnancy-related deaths

No matter which hospital or facility a woman goes to in New York City to give birth, she should never receive less than the best medical attention. Unfortunately, WYNC News reports that many women are receiving inadequate health care, a factor that may be contributing to the high maternal death rate in the city.

Tips for subway safety

Whether a person is a New York City resident or a tourist, riding the subway can be convenient and fun. As with any form of transportation, it is not without some risk. However, by taking precautions, a person can enjoy a ride that is faster and safer than other methods of getting around the city. According to NYCByNatives.com, during 2014 an average of 2.5 million people rode the subway on weekdays. That guide suggests planning routes ahead of time to give a person the freedom to navigate the system more easily and safely. Knowing where to exit can allow passengers plenty of time to access the doors and avoid needing to rush.

Pedestrians should never be injured in construction accidents

When discussions about pedestrian accidents in New York City are brought up, some may assume the topic is traffic safety. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, construction accidents are a significant source of injuries and fatalities to those on the city’s sidewalks. Tools, building materials and debris have fallen on unsuspecting bystanders and passersby 96 times over a six-year period. There were 22 bystander injuries caused by construction accidents in 2014 alone. This does not reflect the number of incidents that are not recorded because no injuries occurred.

The future of large truck technology: Platooning

The idea of self-driving cars may be gaining acceptance by New Yorkers, but what about the advent of automated large trucks? Those who are in the trucking industry may well be on their way to understanding the technology currently under development and the potential issues. However, drivers of passenger vehicles should also be aware of the effects truck convoys may have in traffic.

Hands free driving technology: Who is liable in a crash?

Whether you find driving in New York City an exhilarating experience or a chore, it is typically understood that you and other drivers are responsible for behaviors behind the wheel. However, when computers take over some of those tasks, accountability may not be as clear.

NYC Parks Department is responsible for tree safety

In New York, many parents pay close attention to potential safety hazards on and around playgrounds where they take their children for exercise and fun with friends. However, broken equipment, hot surfaces and damage or debris on the ground are not the only sources of danger. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation urges people to look up for safety on playgrounds to check the status of the area’s trees anytime they are in a position to enjoy the shade.

Are laboratory-developed medical tests safe?

If your doctor in New York City recommends a medical test during a routine checkup or as a result of symptoms, it should be safe to assume that the results will be accurate. However, according to the New York Times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration believes that a lack of oversight has led to a number of faulty medical tests. These tests are developed by and for individual laboratories and are not distributed to others, so they do not undergo the review process.

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Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
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Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
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