Having fatigued truckers on the road is an obvious danger, which is one reason why there are so many rules and regulations regarding how long truck drivers can stay behind the wheel before taking a break.
The last few months have been particularly tragic ones for Amtrak. In fact, since the beginning of December, there have been four fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains — with the most recent one occurring just last Sunday when a train traveling from New York City to Miami was involved in a head-on collision in South Carolina.
With more and more people turning to bikes as their primary form of transportation, cycling is as popular as ever in New York City. And given the number of bikes on NYC roadways today, it is a good idea for cyclists to review some of the many laws that may apply to them — especially that laws that outline their rights and responsibilities.
Unlike those traveling in motor vehicles, bicyclists don't have seatbelts or airbags to protect them if they are ever in an accident. This is one reason why bike accidents can be so devastating.
The current opioid epidemic is affecting every corner of the nation. In fact, The New Yorker recently reported that two hundred thousand people in the United States have died from opioid overdoses since 1999.
A speeding charter bus plowed into a New York City bus in Flushing, Queens, early Monday morning. It has since been revealed that the charter bus driver had lost his license after a drunk-driving arrest two years ago. Nevertheless, he was allowed back on the road by Dahlia Group, the charter bus company. The driver was killed, along with a pedestrian and a city bus passenger.
New York City is the second most dangerous city in the U.S. for bicyclists, according to a recent study, and the most dangerous cities have a fatality rate six times higher than the safest. That fatality rate appears to be closely tied to lack of infrastructure investment.
The National Safety Council, a nonprofit that has tracked traffic injury and fatality trends for nearly 100 years, has released its preliminary numbers for the first half of 2017. There's good news and there's bad news.
Have you been paying attention to the streets in New York City lately? If so, you have probably noticed more bike riders than ever before.
With constant delays, crowded platforms and numerous service interruptions, New Yorkers who rely on commuter rail and the subway system are truly experiencing a "Summer of Hell" -- a phrase first used by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to describe the problems New Yorkers are going to face when using public transportation this summer.