When the chill of winter sets in, New York City residents and others are at an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty heaters and other appliances. But there are ways to stay safe from risk of poisoning by this deadly gas.
New York City drivers should be aware of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. While some may be aware of the dangers of texting behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is "any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving."
Motorcycle aficionados like nothing better than to tool around New York City on their two-wheelers. But there is no doubt that experiencing that thrill can be potentially quite dangerous and even life-threatening in some instances.
Earlier this month, a man working as an independent contractor for George Hildebrandt Inc, a New York-based trucking company, was killed in a freak accident across the river in Jersey City.