New York State Police Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers

By Michael Grant | March 23rd, 2012

The NYSP is using every means at its disposal to stop drivers from texting and talking on cellphones while behind the wheel.

Lawsuit Filed Against Ford Motor Co. For Faulty Fuel Tanks

By Michael Grant | March 16th, 2012

A lawsuit was filed against the Ford Motor Co. Wednesday, claiming that the company sold vehicles over a 10-year period with defective fuel tank linings.

$2.4 Million Settlement Reached In Wrongful Death Of NY Pedestrian

By Michael Grant | March 12th, 2012

A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a Derby, New York, man who was killed in October 2010 when he was struck by a school bus while crossing the street.

Move Over Law saves lives

By Michael Grant | January 3rd, 2012

January 2, 2012 New York State’s Move Over Law is being expanded to include more vehicles, according to Hudson Valley Your News Now. In an effort to keep all workers safe, New York lawmakers have amended the year-old Move Over Law to include, not only emergency vehicles like police cars and ambulances, but also maintenance, […]

William Mattar offers free safe and sober rides home on New Year’s Eve

By Michael Grant | December 28th, 2011

December 28, 2011 Drunk driving accounts for numerous deaths and injuries year after year. That’s why William Mattar Law Offices are partnering with Designated Drivers of Buffalo and Rochester to offer free rides home for people who have been drinking or who need a safe way home on New Year’s Eve. Too many tragedies occur […]

Goggles simulate drunk driving

By Michael Grant | December 21st, 2011

December 21, 2011 New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Highway Traffic Safety offered shoppers visiting Bridgewater Commons a chance to experience firsthand the simulated dangers of drunk driving, reports Central Jersey. Whether it was a 16-year-old or an 81-year-old, once the person strapped on a pair of specialized goggles to simulate alcoholic intoxication, […]

New York state already bans hand-held cell phones while driving

By Michael Grant | December 16th, 2011

December 16, 2011 The National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) recommended on Tuesday, December 13, that drivers be banned not only from texting while driving but also from placing hands-free calls, reports PC magazine. “More than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents,” NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a statement. “It […]

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, […]

Anti-text messaging bill aims to prevent New York auto accidents

By Michael Grant | November 20th, 2007

November 20, 2007 The Post-Standard reported that a senator is proposing a bill that would fine drivers $100 for sending text messages while driving in an effort to reduce New York car accidents. The bill proposal comes just months after a horrific crash that took the lives of five teenage girls that had graduated from […]