Pedestrian Safety

Can Crosswalks Increase the Odds of New York Pedestrian Accidents?

by | July 31st, 2015

As summer break wraps up, children here in upstate New York are preparing to go back to school. For many, this time of year often leads to a focus on pedestrian safety. Last year, officials in the town of Lockport, New York, took action to protect the safety of children as they walk to school […]

Niagara Falls Works To Reduce New York Pedestrian Accident Numbers

by | October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports that last year, there were 15,382 collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in the state. Those crashes resulted in 312 individuals losing their lives. The New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices explain the city of Niagara Falls recently took […]

New Study Finds Rising Number of Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Distraction

by | June 26th, 2013

June 26, 2013 Heavy focus is placed on the problem of distracted driving in New York, but many citizens fail to realize the same distractions behind the wheel also exist on foot. A new study has shown the amount of Pedestrian Accidents caused by distractions while walking is on the rise. The research was conducted […]

New Study Shows Pedestrian Safety Improvements Make a Difference

by | January 16th, 2013

Jan. 16, 2013 A new study shows that the use of warning systems and other traffic control technologies around schools in New York is effective in reducing the number of Pedestrian Accidents in those areas. An article published by Reuters Health discussed the study in detail and what its results mean. Researchers at Columbia University […]

NHTSA Proposes Policy Requiring Sound Devices on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

by | January 9th, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013 Car manufacturers have long strived to make a quiet vehicle, but they may now be facing the opposite problem. According to Truckinginfo.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has suggested that all hybrid and electric vehicles, which create little to no sound when running, meet a minimum decibel level to help […]