The impact of driving a motor vehicle while distracted is well documented, but there is very little data about the impact of cyclists who bike-and-text. It is presently legal to text-message while riding your bike in NYC, a practice that some legislators are aiming to end.
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.
In 2005, a federal program known as Safe Routes to School gave U.S. cities an opportunity to improve the safety of children walking or cycling to and from school. The program was cut by Congress last year, so now is a great time to examine what impact it had on New York City schoolchildren.
There were 51 NYC traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2014, a 26 percent decline from that period last year.
Albertson residents have long complained that many motorists treat Roslyn Road as a racetrack. The street has a 30 mph speed limit, but drivers often go twice that speed or more.
New York City commuters need to be especially careful tomorrow, because the Monday after Daylight Saving Time brings a spike in traffic accidents.
Very few people enjoy significant changes at their workplace. Change pushes workers out of their comfort zone and forces them to relearn duties or routines. For this reason, it is not surprising that New York City taxi drivers are unhappy with proposals outlined in Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero plan.
People often wonder how someone unintentionally gets hit by a train while walking. A recent accident in New York illustrates one situation where a train collision can occur.
New York police officers have a difficult time citing motorists for unlawful acts of distracted driving. Typically, police have to catch the offender in the act to write a ticket, or cite them when they've learned that an auto accident was caused by a cellphone. But law enforcement isn't the only area of government struggling to make New York's texting ban impactful.