Bicycle Accident

NYSDOT Approves New Signage for Bicycle Safety

by Michael Grant | August 15th, 2012

Aug. 15, 2012 In an effort to improve road safety for both motorists and cyclists, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has decided to install signs at 20 locations along Route 9, a popular scenic road often used by cyclists. The Pearl River Patch reports the signs will direct cyclists to safer paths […]

Distracted Driving a Factor in Fatal Buffalo Bicycle Accident

by Michael Grant | July 18th, 2012

July 18, 2012 When we hear the term “distracted driving”, our first thoughts turn to cellphones. What many drivers don’t realize is that simple things, such as changing the radio station or tending to children, can be just as deadly. A 68-year-old man from Newfane, New York, was struck and killed by a distracted driver […]

NYC Comptroller Says Bicycle Safety Should Be of Greater Concern

by Michael Grant | July 11th, 2012

July 11, 2012 New York City is preparing to launch a new bike share program that will put thousands of bicycles onto its streets. Accordingly, the New York City Comptroller, John Liu, recently issued a report saying that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Department of Transportation have jumped the gun by implementing the program before […]

NYC Councilman Calls For Reform Of Bicycle Accident Investigation Procedures

by Michael Grant | April 2nd, 2012

Due to the high number of bicycle accidents that go uninvestigated in New York City, one city councilman has proposed that the New York City Police Department begin investigating such accidents rather than the department’s Accident Investigation Squad (AIS).

Sleep-starved bus drivers cause too many tragic accidents

by Michael Grant | November 16th, 2011

November 16, 2011 Lives have been lost in the Bronx, in Virginia, in Upstate New York as sleep-deprived intercity bus drivers cause their buses to careen into other drivers and off the road. The National Transportation Safety Board’s report commissioned by Senator Schumer and Representative Velazquez is the latest in a string of wake-up calls, […]