New York Road Safety Insights

New York Road Safety Insights

Millions of car accidents occur in the United States each year. Many of those accidents happen in New York City. Traffic accidents include collisions involving cars, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial trucks, buses, and city vehicles. The New York Police Department (NYPD) publishes details about traffic accidents within the city each year. In June 2021, 10,355 motor vehicle collisions were reported citywide. These motor vehicle accidents […]

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Teen Car Accident Statistics You Need to Know

Teen Car Accident Statistics You Need to Know

Many factors contribute to the high car accident rates for teen drivers. Motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of teenager deaths. They are also among the top five causes of emergency room visits for teens. Although these statistics may alarm you, they can jumpstart a discussion with your teen about safe driving habits. Many car accidents involving teens arise from avoidable causes. Simple steps […]

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Texas’s HB19 Protects Trucking Companies But May Make Roads More Dangerous

Texas’s HB19 Protects Trucking Companies But May Make Roads More Dangerous

The Texas Legislature is considering a new bill that would impact trucking accident claims. The bill would affect a trucking accident victim’s ability to recover fair compensation for truck accident injuries and damages. The bill, known as House Bill 19 (HB 19), amends the Civil Practice and Remedies Code. If the bill is enacted into law, truck accident victims would need to fight harder to […]

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Safest Countries For Driving: What Are Their Secrets For Success

Safest Countries For Driving: What Are Their Secrets For Success

As Americans, we are generally competitive by nature. When someone asks which country is safest for driving, we might be tempted to say the United States. However, that would not be the case. According to Drive Safer, the United States did not make the list of the safest countries for driving. We are not the worst drivers in the world, but there is a lot […]

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How Can We Use Technology To Make Roads Safe?

How Can We Use Technology To Make Roads Safe?

Safer roads are something everybody wants. While America’s roads have experienced declines in the number of traffic fatalities over the last few years, those numbers are still too high. As recently as 2019, more than 38,000 people lost their lives in car accidents. In addition to that, millions more are injured each year in collisions. On top of those gruesome numbers, increased emissions have been […]

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Men Account for 75% of all Road Fatalities – Why?

Men Account for 75% of all Road Fatalities – Why?

Studies have shown certain risk factors make it more likely that a person will be involved in a highway traffic accident. A risk factor is a quality that increases the chance of a certain occurrence. For example, the use of tobacco products is a risk factor for lung cancer.  Risk factors fall into two general categories: environment-related factors and “human” factors. Human factors seem to […]

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Many States are Legalizing Marijuana—What are They Doing to Keep Drugged Drivers off the Road?

Many States are Legalizing Marijuana—What are They Doing to Keep Drugged Drivers off the Road?

In 2020, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota became the newest states to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is now legal for medicinal purposes in thirty-six states and legal for recreational use in fifteen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the presence of cannabis in fatally injured drivers is on the rise. In 2007, 8% of fatally injured drivers tested positive for cannabis, but […]

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Do Curb Bumpouts Really Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Do Curb Bumpouts Really Keep Pedestrians Safe?

More and more communities are installing curb bump-outs at intersections with heavy pedestrian use. Bumpouts are also known as curb extensions, bulb-outs, or neckdowns. Bumpouts extend the curb into the street on both sides of the street at a pedestrian crossing, effectively making the pedestrian crossing shorter. Bumpouts keep pedestrians safer in three distinct ways. First, by making the distance shorter for pedestrians, they decrease […]

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Ford Unveils Plans for Road Safety Project

Ford Unveils Plans for Road Safety Project

Ford has moved one step closer in its transition from automaker to a mobility company. It has recently partnered with Vivacity Labs, Oxfordshire County Council, and Loughborough University to develop a data-driven road safety tool. The tool was developed to help manage traffic. It analyzes information from connected vehicles, smart roadside sensors, and local data. The study’s goal is safer roads. Understanding traffic patterns is […]

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Houston Road Safety Insights

Houston Road Safety Insights

Houston’s streets can be intimidating, with tons of busy intersections where accidents can occur. For example, did you know Houston’s most dangerous intersection is Beltway 8 and Bissonnet Street? 159 accidents occurred there in one recent year. That’s more than 3 per week! Additionally, as the 19 miles of Westheimer Road wind through the congested Midtown Houston area, its lanes become dangerously narrow. Booming suburban […]

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