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Fatalities on US Roads Up Once Again

By Taran Provost |

After decades where fatalities on US roads fell year after year, deaths in and around America’s motor vehicles have begun rising steadily in the past few years. For yet another year, 2016 saw more deaths on US roads than the year before, with deaths in certain categories rising at an even faster rate than… Read More »

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Recent Study Casts Doubts on Safety of School Bus Drivers

By Taran Provost |

New York State has enacted laws that create high safety standards for school bus drivers. According to a recent report from the state Attorney General’s office, these laws, geared at protecting schoolchildren from dangerous bus drivers, appear to have a loophole that has permitted thousands of traffic violations by bus drivers to go unreported…. Read More »

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What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

By Taran Provost |

The effects of a serious injury accident can linger for months, or even years, after the accident. Victims may need numerous surgeries, rehabilitation, or other medical treatments to begin to regain their previous level of functioning and mobility. One condition that can arise in victims of traumatic accidents is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or… Read More »

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Study Finds that Accident Rates Rise where Marijuana Legalized

By Taran Provost |

The legalization of recreational marijuana use is becoming increasingly common across the US, and even more states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Recently, more medical marijuana dispensaries have begun appearing right here in the Hudson Valley. As marijuana becomes more widely available, some have begun wondering what sort of safety consequences this… Read More »

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Study Reveals Effectiveness of Swerve-Deterring Safety Feature

By Taran Provost |

In the past several years, there has been a flood of new safety technologies available as either optional or standard safety features on new vehicles. When choosing a new car and deciding whether to purchase add-on features, you want to know whether a safety option is effective in keeping drivers safe. The Insurance Institute… Read More »

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Inspections Find Many Tractor-Trailers Unsafe on the Road

By Taran Provost |

Tractor-trailers, semis, buses, and big rigs are the largest vehicles commonly found on the nation’s highways and roads. These vehicles can weigh as much as 20 times what a passenger vehicle would weigh, and as a result they can do exponentially greater damage when involved in an accident. In order to protect both the… Read More »

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Study Examines Children’s Ability to Safely Cross the Street

By Taran Provost |

Parents often spend a great deal of time instructing their children on how to safely cross the street, especially in more rural areas where marked or signaled crosswalks may be in short supply. A new study shows that even children who understand the importance of looking both ways repeatedly and being patient in waiting… Read More »

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Could a Dash Cam Help Protect You and Your Property?

By Taran Provost |

Dashboard cameras, commonly known as “dash cams,” have quickly boomed in popularity, becoming widely available and affordable for the average driver. While you might think of these devices as being something only a member of law enforcement might have in their vehicle, there are many ways that footage from a dash cam can be… Read More »

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Six Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

By Taran Provost |

The start of the summer is the beginning of road trip season across the US. Road trips can be an excellent way to take a low-pressure and fun trip with your family, but as with any extended road travel, road trips come with some risk of involvement in a car accident. If you’re planning… Read More »

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Health Department Reports on Influence of Distractions on New York Car Accidents

By Taran Provost |

A recent report from the New York City Health Department discusses the driving behaviors of New York residents, including the prevalence of dangerous behaviors such as speeding and texting while driving. The report was published while lawmakers in Albany discuss making New York the first state to legalize use of the “textalyzer” by law… Read More »