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Ticket The Messenger: Cracking Down On Texting While Driving

Driving while talking on a cellphone? The consensus is that this activity is distracting—and therefore potentially dangerous—although reasonable people can (and do) debate the degree of danger it poses, especially while the call is in progress and the driver’s eyes are focused on the road ahead. Texting while driving is even worse. There also is […]

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A ‘Crash’ Course in the Language of Automobile Safety

A car collides with another car, or with a pedestrian, bicycle, or streetlight. Is it an accident, or a crash? Some people don’t think it’s an important distinction to make. If you agree, and don’t think the word choice matters, consider this take on the history of how manufacturers learned to tilt the language of […]

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Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Accidents: What are Your Rights if You’ve Been Injured?

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced a $15 million investment for improvements to Route 787 in Cohoes that will enhance safety while creating a pedestrian-friendly gateway to the city. This is an important step in helping make one of our busiest Capital Region roadways safer. And these improvements are desperately needed. On average, New Yorkers […]

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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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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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