Bicycle Accident

Funds Requested to Reduce Cycling and Pedestrian Accidents in New York

by William Mattar | February 6th, 2015

Thenumber of bicyclists and pedestrians on New York’s roads continues to increase, but funding to support projects creating a safer environment for these commuters continues to get cut. In response, dozens of advocates for pedestrian and cycling safety descended upon Albany this week to bring awareness to the dangers roads and highways pose to walkers […]

Bike Lanes: Preventing New York Bicycle Accidents and Reducing Travel Times

by Adrian | September 26th, 2014

It’s no secret New York sees it’s fair share of collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles. The state’s Department of Transportation reports 49,882 bicycle accident injuries and another 290 fatalities reported last year alone. These numbers are a call for concern to many and debate is swirling around how to improve bicycle safety in New […]

“Kidical Mass” Focuses on Bicycle Safety and Buffalo Bicycle Accident Prevention

by Adrian | June 27th, 2014

Making your way through traffic in Buffalo can be dangerous—especially if you’re a cyclist. One of the best ways to improve roadway safety and slash the number of Buffalo bicycle accidents is to instruct cyclists on proper etiquette for riding on the street. One organization is teaching this lesson to children at an early age […]

Could Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes Revolutionize Cycling Safety?

by Adrian | May 12th, 2014

The risks of  bicycle accidents never stray too far out of the minds of cyclists in New York. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles reports that in 2012, a total of 6,137 bicycle accidents were reported in the state, with many of those collisions occurring before dawn or after dusk. Low light conditions may […]

3 Buffalo Bicycle Month Events

by Adrian | May 5th, 2014

Buffalo is seeing shifts in attitudes regarding transportation, and more people are choosing to hop on a bicycle rather than into a car. This can be seen in the way the area has embraced May as Bicycle Month by hosting events promoting bicycle safety to help prevent Buffalo bicycle accidents. National Bike To School Day […]

Helmet Awareness Campaign Aimed at Preventing Bicycle Accident Injuries

by Adrian | December 9th, 2013

December 9, 2013 Each year, a high number of accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles occur resulting in deaths and injuries. In fact, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Safety Council shows that an estimated 38,000 injuries were associated with bicycle accidents in 2011, costing taxpayers roughly $4 billion. The […]

Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety Becoming a Top Priority for Buffalo Officials

by Adrian | December 4th, 2013

December 4, 2013 Buffalo is facing a high number of collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles. In fact, data indicates that last year alone, 43 cyclists and pedestrians died as a result of accidents involving vehicles. The Buffalo Bicycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that roughly 304 people per month were […]

New Bicycle Technology Could One Day Help Prevent Accidents

by Adrian | November 13th, 2013

November 13, 2013 New and innovative technology making it’s way onto the market is likely to revolutionize bicycle travel in urban areas with high volumes of traffic. The Buffalo Bicycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out these innovations could also one day be used to prevent collisions with motor vehicles and other […]

New York Cyclists Say Rumble Strips May Present Serious Hazards

by Adrian | November 8th, 2013

November 8, 2013 Failure to maintain lane position is one of the leading causes of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents today. To combat this problem, New York is planning to install devices known as rumble strips along the center dividing lines of the state’s highways. The New York Bicycle Accident Lawyers with the William […]

Bicycle Accident Lawyers Discuss the Importance of Wearing Helmets

by Adrian | October 21st, 2013

October 21, 2013 When collisions occur between cyclists and motor vehicles, cyclists typically suffer injuries due to the force exerted on bicycles by much larger cars or trucks. The Bicycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices point out that wearing helmets is one of the best ways cyclists can prevent serious injuries in the […]