In New York and around the country, people depend on railroad systems for passenger and freight transportation. Train safety issues may not get as much media attention as cars, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles, but addressing them should be just as important. The National Association of Railroad Passengers states that while the federal government has been upping the safety requirements for railroads, until recently they have not received the funding necessary for making all of the changes.
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.
The ready availability and many potential uses of laser pointers in New York City make them a popular purchase, and anyone on the streets may have one. Some people may not realize that these beams of light are potentially dangerous.
It doesn't matter if you're a commuter who is on the subway or a visitor to New York City for the first time, subway safety is important. Following safety tips can help prevent injuries while entering, exiting or riding the subway. Here are some tips to help subway riders:
Let's face it: Americans, especially New Yorkers, love to play hard and work hard. But is all of this running about causing us to endanger ourselves and our loved ones on the road? New information suggests that NYC transit accidents may be largely attributable to chronic fatigue; that is, our bus drivers and pilots may simply not be getting enough sleep. In fact, studies show that air traffic controllers' schedules actually lead to increased fatigue, which introduces error and puts New Yorkers at risk.
A Dec. 31 deadline that was set by Congress back in 2008 was put in place so that trains and railroads would adopt a system designed to automatically slow down trains if the engineer failed to lower speed limits or adhere to track signals. As of May 2015, however, this automatic-breaking equipment known as "positive train control" has been installed in only about half of the trains in the nation and along a little more than half of the tracks of the United States railways.
There are more than 4,000 for-hire, registered motorcoach companies in the United States. While price is generally an issue when people travel, safety needs to be a priority. Here are some tips to help you decide which motorcoach company is best for your planned travel.