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September 2018 Archives

Alleged drunk driver crashes and kills his passenger

When you think of who is to blame for a deadly accident, you typically assume it is either the driver who died or the driver of another car. However, the blame can also fall on a driver if a passenger in their car passes away. The driver has a duty to be safe and keep their passengers from harm.

47-year-old motorcyclist killed in U-turn crash

No matter where you are, you need to understand the rules of the road. Some standard rules that apply in most states include not being able to cross or pass when there are double yellow lines and not making unsafe U-turns. There are reasons that these laws are in place, as this story below shows.

Are you following these fall driving safety tips?

As a resident of New York, you know that the fall season is one of the most beautiful times of the year. While there's nothing wrong with enjoying the weather and surroundings, don't overlook the impact this season can have on how you drive.

Factors that may affect your ability to make a car accident claim

When your car has sustained damages or if you have suffered injuries after a car accident in the state of New York, one of the first things to do after returning home safely is to look into your insurance claim possibilities. Doing this can feel confusing and overwhelming at times, and you may wonder if you can make a claim at all.

Safety during seasonal farm visits is important for visitors

For some individuals, one of the rights of passage during the autumn months is going on a hayride or visiting a farm. From pumpkin patches and hayrides to haunted houses and corn mazes, farmers use the pull of the cooler months and harvest season to attract visitors. It is imperative that the person who is hosting these events take the time to ensure that people taking part in the activities are safe.

Why do motorcycle collisions so commonly occur?

It is generally accepted that driving a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous ways to travel on the road. This danger is often attributed to the beliefs that motorcyclists drive at considerable speeds, engage in dangerous behavior such as overtaking against oncoming traffic and they have very little protection against the effects of an accident. However, recent studies have shown that these factors are perhaps not the main reasons why riding a motorcycle is so dangerous.

Your safety depends partially on other drivers

Drivers should all know how to operate their vehicle safely in various weather conditions. This knowledge is important for all drivers, but it isn't going to take away all the risks of driving during this season. If you are out on the roads, your safety depends at least in part on other drivers. We understand this is a hard fact to accept, but it is a reality.

Study looks at reality-based driver education

Driver education classes for teens have historically been focused a lot on traditional classroom learning. But, might adding some real-world experiences into the mix help with better getting the message of the importance of acting safely behind the wheel across. This is what a recent study looked into.

What are the penalties for misdemeanor assault in New York?

Sometimes, when out and about in the Long Island area, individuals get into a situation that gets out of hand. This might lead to an altercation, such as a bar fight. Such fights, in turn, could result in a person facing assault charges.