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Colonie Police make Pedestrian Safety a Priority

The Colonie Police Department has employed extra personnel to patrol Central Avenue this week in an effort to promote pedestrian safety. Particularly, the police will be focusing their patrols between Colonie Center and the Northway Malls. This stretch of road is particularly busy and can be up to 6 lanes across in some areas making […]

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State Plans to Invest $110 Million to Improve Pedestrian Safety Following the Death of 16-year-old

Following the tragic death of 16-year-old Brittany Knight, the residents of Cohoes petitioned for better pedestrian safety. Now, these residents appear to have accomplished their goal. On June 20, 2016, Mathew Driscoll, the Commissioner for the State Department of Transportation, announced that they will invest $110 million over the next five years to improve pedestrian […]

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Q: In a parking lot accident, where the right-of-way was not clear, can I still seek compensation for my injuries?

A: Determination of fault in a parking lot accident comes down to a question of reasonableness. Could or did the driver see you? Could he have avoided striking you? Was he driving too quickly? Comparative fault is important to the extent that if you played a role in causing the accident, the amount of compensation […]

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Q: I was hit by a car coming out of parking garage. Who is at fault?

A: The driver of a vehicle when entering or exiting from an alleyway, building, private road, parking garage or driveway must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of every five car accidents occurs in parking garages and parking lots. If you are […]

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Q: Where should pedestrians safely walk or jog on highways?

A: Pedestrians and joggers should utilize a sidewalk when a sidewalk is available. When no sidewalk is available, pedestrians should safely walk along the left side of the roadway or shoulder facing traffic approaching from the other direction. When a vehicle approaches, the pedestrian should move as far to the left as practicable. Pedestrians are […]

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