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Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

How New Technology Developed by Ford May Save Lives

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 -->

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

Parents Are the Key to Safe Teen Drivers

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young -->

This Week is Operation Safe Driver Week- Get Involved!

This Week is Operation Safe Driver Week- Get Involved!

Do you speed, text, or follow too closely to other vehicles? If they answer is ‘yes’ than beginning today make a commitment to become a safe driver. This week law enforcement officers are expected to be on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior. “During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement agencies across North America engage -->

Should Eating While Driving be Illegal?

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 -->

Another Reason We’re Proud to Be Part of The Orange County Community

We recently had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending New Windsor community day (for the fourth consecutive year). During the event, we met new friends, provided information about the dangers of distracted driving, and dispersed hundreds of give-a-ways. We also ran into a few familiar faces; at several points throughout the day existing clients and -->

You Know Better, But You Do It Anyway. 5 Decisions That Commonly Lead to Injury

Every year nearly 40 million Americans will seek medical attention due to an unintentional injury. The vast majority of unintentional injuries could be prevented, yet day in and day out people find themselves in hospitals across the country, their lives completely turned upside down. So, why are unintentional injuries so prevalent? Because far too often -->

Final High School Visit of 2017

Thank you, Ballston Spa for being such wonderful hosts this past week. During our day two program we were able to speak with hundreds of students about the dangers of distracted driving- while giving away some fun promo items! A favorite was our ‘don’t drive distracted’ shirts.  tees.jpg Learn more about our distracted driving program, -->

Commit to Quit Distracted Driving Spring Events in Full Swing

Elizabeth Wolff, Personal Injury attorney, traveled to Edmondson High School in late April to speak with students about the dangers of distracted driving. eaw_5.2.jpg  She was accompanied by our community partners and other safe driving advocates, including Emma Grace O’Rourke. Emma’s life changed forever when her father was hit by a speeding and distracted driver. -->

Driving on the Job, Unexpected Dangers

Many occupations require at least occasional on the job driving, which experts say could increase the likelihood of dangerous driving behaviors. “One study showed drivers at work were more likely to be in a hurry to reach their destination, think about work, be tired, or use a cell phone.” –The Center for Disease Control (CDC) -->

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 -->

Tired Behind the Wheel, How Dangerous is Drowsy Driving?

You may be surprised to find that just one extra hour of sleep may significantly reduce your risk of being involved in a fatal crash. According to researchers: People who sleep 6-7 hours a night are twice as likely to be involved in a crash compared to those who sleep 8 or more hours a -->

Drunk & Distracted Driver Crashes into Utility Pole

Motor vehicle safety is a major issue throughout New York, and especially in Warren County, according to officials roughly 75 people are treated in Warren County emergency departments for crash related injuries every two months. Predictably driver distraction is one of the most frequent causes of Warren County Crashes. On Sunday, December 4th a Queensbury -->

Distracted Driving, the Startling Truth

You’ve likely seen or heard distracted driving related messages on TV, radio, the internet, roadway signs. While you may be familiar with the message, you probably don’t know the full extent of the devastation distracted driving has caused, and continues to cause day in and day out.  “After steady declines over the last four decades, -->

We Talk Anti Distracted Driving to Suny Orange Criminal Justice Club

On Thursday, November 3rd we had the opportunity to visit Suny Orange, in Newburgh New York, to give a free presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein offered students a new perspective on distracted driving, and also spoke to students about his experiences learning, living, and working in Newburgh.  c2q_mechanicville_4.18.16.jpg The -->

Step One, Recognizing Distractions Behind the Wheel

Are you one of the many drivers vehemently against texting and driving? We certainly hope so, but even if you are there is still a chance you’re a distracted driver. Your decisions behind the wheel could be putting your safety and others in danger. Learn about the three types of distraction and what actions or -->

Employers, Talk to Your Staff About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can easily result in serious injuries, fatalities, and costly damage. Employers should outline expectations regarding distracted driving, ideally through a mandatory cell phone policy. The National Safety Council website offers a kit with materials to help inform employees about distracted driving and also includes materials that help employers outline policies. When developing your -->

Attorney Elizabeth Wolff on Preventable Car Crashes

As parents, community members, and professionals who witness the devastating results of distracted driving on a daily basis, our commitment to reducing the number of preventable car accident injuries is unwavering. In the video below injury attorney Elizabeth Wolff shares more.  Click here to view the video.