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Establishing fault is hard in self-driving crashes
Check out this article about what liability issues arise when a self-driving car is responsible for an accident. This issue has taken on greater urgency after a self-driving vehicle in Arizona fatally struck a pedestrian. While liability laws currently place most of the fault on drivers, such laws are bound to become outdated as self-driving technology gains greater acceptance. However, because such technology is so complex and involves many different companies, establishing fault will be hard.
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Pedestrian deaths involving SUVs soar 81 percent
Take a look at this article about how SUVs may be partly responsible for the growing number of pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian fatalities have reached heights across the U.S. not seen since the early 1990s. One recent study says that between 2009 and 2016, pedestrian deaths involving SUVs soared by 81 percent. SUVs can be particularly dangerous for pedestrians because of the way they are designed and because of their large sizes.
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New York pedestrian deaths keep rising
Take a look at this article about pedestrian safety in New York and across the country. While overall traffic deaths have declined dramatically in New York City in recent years thanks to the city’s Vision Zero initiative, pedestrian deaths keep rising. New York state also has the fourth-most pedestrian deaths in the country. Pedestrian deaths are rising nationwide, due to an increase in overall traffic, distracted driving, and, possibly, marijuana use.
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Public transportation safety tips
Find out how to properly board, ride and disembark from public buses and trains in New York. Learn the importance of paying close attention to where you are standing, doing your part to keep aisles clear and ensuring the driver sees you while disembarking to have a safe and efficient traveling experience.
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Working while driving causes distractions
Check out this article about a recent study that found that 43 percent of people who commute to work regularly use their cellphones to engage in work-related communications while driving. The survey found that respondents feel pressured to respond to work calls and texts while behind the wheel so as not to make a bad impression on their bosses. However, employers should know that in some cases they can be held liable for distracted driving accidents involving employees.
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Technology could drastically cut truck crashes
Take a look at this article about a recent AAA Foundation study looking into the effectiveness of four different truck safety technologies. The study concluded that onboard video-monitoring systems could have the greatest potential for reducing crashes, while lane-departure warning systems, air disc brakes, and automatic emergency braking could also dramatically reduce crashes involving large trucks.

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3 Ways to Increase Vehicle Safety During Winter
Read through this article to find out what you can do to avoid getting in a car accident as the road conditions worsen in the cold winter months. Some of the best tips for winter driving include focusing on single driving task, not passing slow-moving plows and performing regular vehicle maintenance before heading out on a trip. Learn more about how these actions may increase your safety.
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Can self- and human-driven cars share the road?
Residents in New York who may have an interest in learning about how autonomous vehicles might reduce accidents should click on this link now. This article will share with you some insights from recent research that shows how consumers are not so sure they can trust these vehicles. Learn also about how a recent crash involving a self-driving car involved a human-driven car to see how having these types of vehicles share the road may present unique challenges.
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Poll finds concussions much more common than originally thought
This article is beneficial to anyone who has suffered a serious brain injury. It discusses common symptoms, causes and remedies.
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New York physician faces 10 med mal suits
This article is helpful for anyone who was injured by a medical professional in New York. It discusses a specific case and provides some basic information about med mal cases.
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