Motorcyclists get excited this time of year in New York, as warmer temperatures bring "riding weather." Nothing makes you forget about winter faster than a cruise on the bike, but some of these rides end prematurely - in a wreck.
If someone asked you what enterprise caused 67 deaths and 113 injuries in a little more than a decade, you might guess the mob. Sadly, the answer is General Motors (GM). The auto manufacturer became aware of a defective ignition switch during testing in 2001, but failed to remediate the flaw appropriately then later hid its knowledge of it.
It is a common complaint from New York drivers every November and December when there is snow on the ground: "Does everyone forget how to drive this time of year!?"
Drunk driving is a terrifying epidemic that can victimize anyone at anytime. One of the troubling aspects of drunk driving is that intoxicated drivers come from all backgrounds. Gender, economic class and age are not indicators of who may decide to drive drunk. There is one noticeable characteristic of drunk driving: Many of the crashes involve repeat offenders.
New York City is finishing its first week with lowered speed limits on most of its roads. Workers began installing new 25 mph speed limit signs throughout the city last week. Once complete, in about one year, there will be 3,000 new speed limit signs.
People who seek to end distracted driving often feel like they are fighting an uphill battle. Merely raising distracted driving awareness may not be enough, as the latest gadgets, like the iPhone 6, commonly divert motorists' attention despite their knowing that it is dangerous.
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on New York expressways, but few people know that they sometimes cause more bloodshed than they prevent.
Tony Stewart is one of NASCAR's most accomplished drivers, but he made headlines for a different reason in August. The professional driver was competing in a dirt-track race in upstate New York when he hit and killed a 20-year-old man, Kevin Ward Jr., while he was outside his vehicle.
A three-vehicle crash in the Lincoln Tunnel on Tuesday reminds us that speeding is not always a victimless crime.
When a car driver hits a motorcyclist it is obvious that he or she will be responsible for the biker's injuries. This will likely involve insurance payouts and possibly a personal lawsuit. People are often confused, however, about the legal rights of an injured motorcycle passenger.