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Women 73% more likely than men to suffer serious crash injuries

As far back as 2011, it has been recognized that women are more likely than men are to suffer serious injuries in a car crash. New York residents should know that a study from the University of Virginia has analyzed this phenomenon and found out one reason for it: namely, a lack of safety data and safety measures that take women into account.

Study ranks states with most car crashes involving seniors

There are about 42 million drivers in the U.S. who are 65 or older. This comes to nearly 20% of the total driving population and represents more than a 30% increase from 2009 as well as nearly a 60% increase compared to 1999. The unfortunate thing is that many of these seniors are unsafe drivers. New York residents should know that their state has the 10th highest number of car crashes involving seniors.

Allstate ranks cities by the frequency of auto accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 6,452,000 drivers in the U.S. were involved in auto accidents in 2017. New York residents won't be surprised to hear that many of these accidents occurred in metropolitan areas. Allstate Insurance, in its America's Safe Drivers Report for 2019, has ranked 200 metropolitan areas based on how frequently their residents get into car crashes. The results are summarized below.

DUI deaths spike on Fourth of July more than any other holiday

Drunk driving is a serious offense. In New York, someone arrested for a DUI could face a fine of up to $1,000, have their license suspended for at least six months and may even go to jail for up to a year. Unfortunately, every time there is a major holiday, the number of drunk drivers increases and, with it, the number of DUI accidents.

Unsecured items in your vehicle can be dangerous

You may not think much about automobile collisions. After all, whether you drive every day or only occasionally, you always arrive at your destination safely. Still, motor vehicle accidents in New York are probably more common than you think. In fact, according to the New York Department of Health, more than 135,000 individuals sought emergency medical treatment after a car accident in a recent two-year period. 

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