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How to prove driver negligence

Residents of New York who have been injured in a car accident should be aware of the factors that help a court determine whether another driver can be held responsible for a wreck. This is referred to as negligent driving, and while negligent driving has a broader definition in the minds of many people, it has a specific legal definition. Knowing how negligence is legally defined can help an injured person decide whether the court might consider his or her case.

Summer’s “100 Deadliest Days” a dangerous time to be on the road

As a New York motorist, you may find that navigating the state’s roadways is often easier during the summer months when you do not need to contend with ice, snow and similar highway hazards. Regrettably, though, summer brings with it its own driving risks. Some of those risks involve sharing the road with the influx of teenage drivers who take to the roads once school lets out.

Some cars deadlier than others

In 2017, 37,133 Americans were killed in traffic accidents across the nation, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The accident rate is high even though new vehicles sold in New York and elsewhere have more air bags and accident avoidance technology than ever before. However, a report by iSeeCars.com found that some vehicles are racking up more fatalities than others.

Safe driver week aims to reduce speeding

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding contributes to 94% of motor vehicle accidents throughout New York and the rest of the U.S. In order to try and curb this problem, law enforcement personnel throughout the country will participate in Operation Safe Driver Week July 14-20. During the event, officers will be focusing on speeding commercial and passenger vehicles.

Root Insurance shares worrying results of distracted driver study

Drivers in New York may want to hear about the results of a distracted driving study from Wakefield Research. These were recently shared by Root Insurance, a company known for providing insurance discounts to drivers who avoid phone use. The results show that most drivers know it is wrong to distract themselves behind the wheel yet do it anyway.

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