Tag Archives: distracted drivers

The Link Between Cell Phones, Marijuana, and Pedestrian Injuries

A 27% spike in recent pedestrian fatalities has many experts questioning why so many people are being killed in preventable crashes. To some, the answer is obvious: “Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, told The Wall Street Journal that the numbers are worrisome even when considering population growth, more cars on the road and an -->

Hudson Valley Police & New York State Police Crackdown on Dangerous Driving During the Holidays

As one of the biggest travel times of the year approaches, New York law enforcement has already begun cracking down on dangerous driving behaviors. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is in full swing. In addition to sobriety checkpoints, officers will also be monitoring driver’s speed, driver distraction, drivers who ignore the -->

Should Eating While Driving be Illegal?

Safety advocates from around the country seem to agree on the fact eating while driving should be illegal. Why? Because eating while driving, much like texting while driving, is a form of distraction. “The truth: Eating behind the wheel has proven to be just as dangerous as texting. If you’ve spent considerable time operating a -->

The Staggering Number of Tragedies Caused By Distracted Drivers

Did you know every day in the United States more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver? In addition to the vast number of people injured on a daily basis due to distraction, approximately nine people are killed every day in distracted driving related crashes. Many people assume that if -->

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to experts, approximately 421,000 people are injured every year in distraction related crashes. Distracted drivers put each and every one of us at risk for serious injury and even death. Please join us this month as we promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and -->

Safety Brief: Destiny Mall, Avoiding Serious Injury

If you live in the Syracuse area, or are planning on doing some holiday shopping at Destiny Mall, check out the safety tips below.  For those of you who don’t know, Destiny Mall is massive shopping/dining/entertainment center located in Syracuse, New York. The Destiny Mall website boasts the mall is so large it should have -->

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Take Caution in Parking Lots

Just before black Friday the National Safety Council (NSC) released the alarming results of a nationwide poll. According to the NSC 2/3 of participants reported they would engage in phone calls while driving through parking lots. Over half of all participants reported they would text in parking lots. These results should serve as a red -->

New York Law Enforcement Using Social Media to Track Down Dangerous Drivers

Distracted driving is an epidemic that has resulted in countless injuries and fatalities both here in New York and throughout the Country. NY Law enforcement agencies have taken numerous steps to stop distracted drivers from hurting themselves and others. On March 6th State Police in Long Island used innovative measures to apprehend a driver who -->