U.S. Traffic Deaths Up

U.S. traffic deaths rose an alarming 10.4% in the first half of the year compared to the first half of 2015. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration released the statistics last Wednesday. Interestingly, Americans drove 50.5 billion more miles in the first six months of 2016, than in the first half of 2015. However,...
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Has California Proposal gone too far?

Has California proposal gone too far? Driverless cars without the presence of a licensed driver? Is this safe? In a world where humans typically man the vehicle, driverless cars are challenging the long standing norm we are all accustomed to. This could be a huge benefit to… California personal injury lawyers. It seems irresponsible for...
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Interesting Story on Texting And Driving

Matt Rictel wrote a great newspaper article in Sunday’s N.Y. times. The article begins with the statement “Technology to block texting while driving could save lives, but it’s not being deployed.” Society needs to do a better job of instilling values in its citizens so that drivers understand it is okay not to not be...
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Multiple Summonses For Same Car Stop

Many Drivers receive more than one ticket resulting from their first car stop. The amount of summonses that may be issued are totally within the Police Officer’s discretion. Certain tickets are very closely related to each other. For example, an Officer may give tickets for Disobeying a Green Arrow (Pointing Straight) and Disobeying a Traffic...
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Conducción Temeraria o Conducción Peligrosa en Nueva York-Lo Que Significa Para Usted

Ejemplos de Conducir de manera imprudente se Virar hacia fuera de su carril porque estás usando las piernas para dirigir, balanceándose y tejido a través de tráfico y en un caso extremo, haciendo acrobacias automovilísticas. cuentas de conducir de manera imprudente el 40% de las personas que murieron en accidentes automovilísticos en la ciudad de...
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Celebrate Responsibly Don’t Lose Your Driving Rights on Independence Day

Summer is officially here and we are approaching one of the biggest “BBQ holidays” of the year – the Fourth of July. Everyone will be driving to visit family and friends at various BBQs and ending the night with fireworks.  While this is a celebration of freedom and family, it is important to remember to...
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How Does Never Driving Again Sound to You?

Autonomous cars are getting mixed reviews. Older drivers aren’t ready to give up the wheel, while younger more technologically savvy drivers welcome the idea. See below for the full article: The technology to make autonomous cars a reality may be ready, but American drivers don’t seem to be. From smartphone-addicted teenagers to researchers designing the next...
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How’s your driving? If you’re looking for lessons then you’ve come to the right place!

Alan Schlesinger is the founder of Abbott Safety Consulting,Inc. and APS driving lessons. Abbott Safety is a corporation that provides commercial drivers and warehouse safety specialists with affordable programs for accident prevention that meet the specific needs of trucking companies. APS driving lessons provides lessons for drivers to pass their road test on the first...
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Speeding Tickets and The Hamptons Don’t Mix

Summer vacation/weekend getaway season is finally here! Many New Yorkers will be spending their weekends driving out to the Hamptons for long weekends and quick getaways from the busy City. Drivers should pay attention to all Vehicle and Traffic Laws. We can anticipate that speeding laws will be strictly enforced when heading to the Hamptons and The North...
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Don’t Call it an Accident!

Advocates are working to change what we call car collisions. Rather than call them car accidents, they think they should be referred to as car crashes. Especially with distracted driving (due to texting, social media and other variations of cell phone) use being the main cause of many auto- related deaths. For the full article read...
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Suffolk County Roads are Dangerous and Police are Issuing More Summonses for Speeding

Suffolk County has one of the most dangerous streets in downstate New York. And with recent deaths caused by speeding, Suffolk County Police have increased their presence and are issuing more summonses.  Summonses for speeding received in Islip, New York contain 3 to 11 points. In addition the fine, theirs is an $88 NYS surcharge and...
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NY Traffic Lawyer Warns Brooklyn Drivers about an anticipated 11,500* more Failure to Yield to Pedestrians Tickets in Brooklyn, NY coming in 2016.

One of the most commonly cited violations related to pedestrian and driver encounters in Brooklyn, New York is the Failure to Yield to Pedestrian violation.  The failure to yield to pedestrian ticket is a 3 point violation. There have been 1,931 summons issued this year alone for Failing to Yield to A Pedestrian in Brooklyn....
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Guest Feature: The Automotive Academy for New York & Cross County Safety Education

Are you unfamiliar with the current New York State driving rules and regulations? Or are you in danger of having your license suspended?  The Automotive Academy for New York (AANY) and Cross County Safety Education (CCSE) are great resources for both issues. AANY offers driving lessons, and accident prevention courses. CCSE offers a Health &...
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NYC to receive 15 miles of bike lanes this year

Mayor Deblasio announced that there will be 15 miles of protected bike lanes installed in the five boroughs by the end of 2016. These additions are a continued effort of Deblasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative to reduce traffic deaths. Check out the rest of the article below: Bike riders throughout the city can feel a little safer this...
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2 Point Disobey Device and Aggravated Unlicensed Reduced to 0 Point Violation in Rockland County

Another happy client had 2 points dismissed on a disobey traffic device and no criminal charges for aggravated driving unlicensed! The law defines disobeying a traffic control device as violating any sign, marking, or device (placed by authority) that regulates, warns and guides traffic.  This means that disobeying any marking on the pavement and any...
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A New York Woman Says Her Body is a Brewery, and Beats Drunk Driving Charges

A New York judge has dismissed a drunk driving charge against a woman who took steps to prove her body works as a brewery, using excess intestinal yeast to turn ordinary food into alcohol, resulting in breathalyzer readouts that generally would indicate life-threatening intoxication. The excuse may sound bogus, but The Buffalo News reports elected...
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