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Rural Roads and Summer Joy Rides

Rural Roads and Summer Joy Rides

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Many drivers are far more relaxed traveling down a backroad than on busy highways like the Thruway, Route 84 and 17K, but did you know rural roads are actually more dangerous than urban roads?

Speed plays a significant role in rural road crashes, in fact more than half of all annual crash deaths occur on roads with speed limits higher than 55mph*.

Other factors that often play a role in serious crashes are distraction, driver impairment, and drowsiness. On Wednesday, July 19th, 2019 multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on route 9W in Newburgh. Tragically, one person died in the crash and several were injured. Officials have yet to announce the cause of the crash.

Do you have a friend or loved one who tends to drive carelessly on country roads? Please share this post with them, and always remember to put safety first.

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.