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Municipalities Must Address a Pattern of Speeding Drivers or Possibly Face Liability

A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car driving 25 miles per hour over the speed limit. The area where the boy was struck is known for speeding drivers. The municipality has received many complaints about this danger, but did nothing to prevent its reoccurrence. Can the municipality be held responsible for the boy’s injuries? […]

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Why Car “Crash” Instead of Car “Accident”

In the last 50 years, automobile fatalities have increased year after year. The National Safety Council reported that deadly incidents rose by nearly 8% in 2015 alone. Despite the severity of these events, many still label these as car “accidents.” Now more than ever before, there is a large push from safety advocates, federal officials, […]

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Car Accident or Car Crash?

The phrase “car accident” has been around as long as cars themselves. The term is used freely to describe any type of vehicle collision and is typically more popular than “car crash.” With “accident” bearing a dictionary definition of “an event that is not planned or intended,” can we really consider all collisions an accident? […]

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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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