Archive | Rules of the Road

Is Jaywalking Really a Crime?

You may be wondering: just exactly what is jaywalking? Merriam Webster defines it as follows: “to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic.” Ok, so what constitutes “an illegal manner”? According to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, if there aren’t any crosswalks, signs or signals, the […]

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Don’t Text and Bike, Distracted Bicyclists Pose Risks

LaMarche Safranko Law has represented countless victims of distracted driving each year. Although 11 teens die every day as a result of texting and driving, the same dangers exist for distracted bicyclists as well.[1] Is Texting While Biking Legal? Many states are currently toying with legislation that would outlaw distracted biking, with nearly identical restrictions […]

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Reducing Risks for Walkers, Bikers and Runners

More often than not, tragic accidents involving walkers, bikers and runners can be avoided by following the traffic signals and by taking proper precautions.  At LaMarche Safranko Law, we want you to be as safe as possible and are giving away reflective bracelets to help runners/joggers/walkers be seen.  Please provide us an e-mail and contact information […]

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