Tag Archives: motor vehicle crashes

How New Technology Developed by Ford May Save Lives

We all know speeding is dangerous, and distracted driving is dangerous, and drunk (impaired driving) is dangerous, but often drivers fail to recognize the dangers of drowsy driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that 21 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes involve driver fatigue. One third of crashes involving a drowsy driver also -->

Why Your Teen Driver Should be Driving Solo on Valentine’s Day

If your teenager is planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone be sure to talk to them about travel arrangements before they leave the house. Why? Research shows a single teen passenger can increase a teen driver’s crash risk by 44 percent.* There are three types of distraction that are directly tied to -->

Residential Care Counselor Held Accountable for Sexual Abuse

On Friday, July 28th an Ulster County Court sentenced a 50-year-old Kington man to 46 years in prison for sexually abusing six Northeast Centre for Special Care residents. The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recommended “a significant sentence based on the defendant’s proven pattern of sexual abuse…”- Hudson Valley Post The defendant was a -->

In Response to Growing Number of Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Experts Press for Change

In 2016 approximately 4.6 million roadway users were seriously injured in car crashes, a 7% increase from the year prior. The National Safety Council recently released survey findings that offer insights into what driver behaviors are contributing to motor vehicle crashes. 64% of drivers admitted they are comfortable speeding, 47% of drivers admitted they are -->

What We Should Have Learned During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Saturday, October 22nd marked the conclusion of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 16-October 22, 2016). The purpose of the national initiative was to bring awareness to the risks teen drivers face and to hopefully reduce the number of young people hurt and killed in crashes.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for -->

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics: Get the Facts

The NYSDMC released statistical data in regards to motor vehicle accidents in New York State. Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2013 • There were a total of 304,804 crashes in New York State in 2013, only 259,740 were reported by police. • Of those 304,804 crashes, 1,109 (or 4%) were fatal. All were reported by police. -->