According to the latest statistics available through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, New York motorists can be proud of the fact that driving is, at least in some respects, safer than it was about 30 years go.
The good news about the arrival of spring in White Plains and the broader New York City metro area is that we will likely not be seeing much more snow and ice for the next several months. On the other hand, there will now be plenty of rain to go around.
While it has largely been buried in the annals of history, there still may be a ghost of a common stereotype from bygone years that women are just not as good of drivers as are men.
Motorists in New York have an obligation to anticipate the unexpected, including a stalled vehicle on the road. It's important that drivers leave themselves enough time and pay enough attention, to be able to respond to the scene of the accident. Failure to do so could result in an additional or secondary accident on the roadway.
A recent accident or, rather, chain of accidents, in a town not too far from White Plains left one person dead and another person, a police officer, injured.
As readers of this blog know, our White Plains, New York, office represents victims of a variety of different types of personal injury claims. Whether it is a car accident, an accident at a retail store or on someone else's private property, or some other type of accident, the common theme in almost every personal injury case is negligence.
A driver of a passenger bus in the area of Newburgh, a tow in New York about an hour north of White Plains, was arrested recently and accused of striking a pedestrian and then leaving the scene of the accident.
Many states across the country specifically outlaw texting and driving, which includes instant messaging as well as other internet use while behind the wheel. However, New York takes the matter a step further by banning handheld electronic devices, including cell phones.
As usual, Thanksgiving is looking to be a busy holiday for travel, especially on the roads of White Plains, New York and other parts of the country.
The worst transportation accident in almost a decade happened in upstate New York recently when 20 people died in a limousine crash. The accident was the worst tragedy that did not involve an airplane since 2005, when a bus carrying elderly people caught fire.