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Does “buzzed driving” cause motor vehicle accidents?

The consumption of alcohol is a common way for people to celebrate or relax. Generally speaking, there is nothing wrong with … motor vehicle accidents

Is the rate of motor vehicle accidents in NYC increasing?

Getting into a car accident seems to be a fact of life for most people. The hope is that if it happens, it will be minor and … motor vehicle accidents

New York ranks number 1 for teen traffic fatalities

As a parent, you may feel like you constantly repeat yourself when it comes to the rules you want your teenager to follow. …

Risk factors in drunk driving crashes

In New York, as elsewhere, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher. … motor vehicle accidents

How DST leads to spike in fatal crashes every year

The journal Current Biology has published a study saying that daylight saving time contributes to a 6% increase in fatal … motor vehicle accidents

Early school start times may factor into teens’ negligent driving

The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine published a study suggesting a link between school start times and the rate of car … motor vehicle accidents

Senior drivers face various cognitive and physical challenges

For most seniors in New York, driving themselves instead of relying on others symbolizes independence, but they all reach a …

Technology not yet able to overcome car accidents

Many people in New York look forward to the development of autonomous vehicles, hoping to remove the issue of human error … motor vehicle accidents

Why are fatal pedestrian accidents increasing?

Car manufacturers have made amazing progress in creating safer vehicles. Rates of fatal traffic accidents have dropped in …

Nonprofit group maps the nation’s leading accident hotspots

Three intersections in New York City are among the nation’s worst traffic accident hotspots according to a study released on … motor vehicle accidents