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Friday, January 15, 2016

US Government and Auto Industry To Announce Agreement On New Safety Measures

By Louis Grandelli

The U.S. government and a group of auto manufacturers will be unveiling a voluntary agreement at the Detroit auto show today in an attempt to improve auto safety standards and create changes within auto companies to ensure safety remains a top priority in the manufacturing of vehicles. The agreement comes after a record year in…

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pedestrian Accidents Decrease in New York City

By Louis Grandelli

The summer of 2015 marked the lowest three month period of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents in New York City on record. Between July and September of this year, 2186 pedestrians were injured while 21 died as a result of motor vehicle accidents, compared to 2270 injured and 38 killed in 2014, and…

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

If You Want To Sue The City You Better Act Fast

By Louis Grandelli

Last week, a police cruiser and a vehicle holding four civilians were involved in a car accident at the intersection of Christopher Street and Greenwich Street in the West Village of Manhattan. All four civilians had to be taken to the hospital as a result of the injuries they sustained in the accident. See New York…

Friday, September 25, 2015

DOT’S FAILURE TO INSTALL LEFT TURN LANES IGNORES OBVIOUS DANGER

By Louis Grandelli

For individuals driving on congested Staten Island roads, heavy traffic at intersections creates not only frustration but poses significant danger for driver’s attempting to make left turns. At many intersections, drivers are forced to sit idly in traffic while others attempting to make left turns must wait for the oncoming traffic to pass. Drivers are…

Friday, August 28, 2015

Large Trucks Pose Fatal Danger On Highways

By Louis Grandelli

According to a recent New York Times piece, this year more people will die in traffic accidents involving large trucks than the number of people who have been killed in the last 45 years of commercial airplane crashes. Despite, Congress is wholly ignoring roadway safety while working to pass a new highway funding bill. In…

Monday, August 24, 2015

Motor Vehicle Deaths Rise Sharply in 2015

By Louis Grandelli

Traffic deaths in the United States have risen 14% in the first six months of 2015, ahead of the same time period for 2014, putting the U.S. on track to have its deadliest year since 2007. On August 17th, the National Safety Counsel released its Motor Vehicle Fatality Estimates. According to the report, there have…

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cyclists’ Deaths On The Rise In New York City

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

Earlier today, a cyclist was killed in Brooklyn near the Barclays Center during rush hour. The accident involved at least other two motor vehicles in addition to the bicycle and there may be other injuries. As reported by the New York Times, at least two people were taken to the Methodist Hospital.  It remains unclear exactly…

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York City’s Right of Way Law May Soon Exempt Taxi, Livery, and Bus Drivers

By Louis Grandelli

New York City’s Right of Way law, which makes it a misdemeanor for a driver to fail to yield to a pedestrian or cyclist with the right of way and injures them as a result, may soon have a significant exception. The State Senate recently voted 54-6 to pass a bill exempting taxi, livery, and…

Friday, June 26, 2015

Red Does Not Mean Go

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

Despite the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, New York City continues to be plagued by drivers running red lights and causing injuries and deaths in motor vehicle accidents and pedestrian knockdowns. While the New York City Department of Transportation reports that the average red light infractions captured by red light cameras has decreased by 85 percent…

Friday, June 12, 2015

Strict DUI Penalties Take Drunk Drivers Off The Road

By Louis Grandelli
Posted in Car Accidents

On September 25, 2012, new laws were established in the state of New York that introduced significantly harsher penalties for those with multiple alcohol or drugged-driving related convictions or incidents. Over the last 3 years, these new laws have clearly made a significant impact. Recently, the New York Post has reported that, since the stricter…

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