When a driver is sleep-deprived, their reaction time is slowed down. They may not be able to hit their brakes as quickly, and they may not be able to swerve out of the way of obstacles before a crash.
A Suffolk County police officer was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 27 after getting into a fatal collision in West Islip. The Long Island policeman, who was not on duty at the time of the deadly accident, was charged with reckless endangerment after he headed east around 4:30 a.m. in the westbound lane of the Sunrise Highway.
Looking at the reasons that people sometimes give police and insurance companies after they're involved in accidents or pulled over can go a long way toward understanding the real danger of sharing the roads with thousands of other drivers on a daily basis. As you'll see, many accidents are entirely preventable.
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With the end of the recent recession came an influx of building in New York City. Has the industry kept up-to-date with safety issues? Possibly not.
As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, it's a good time to review the consequences for boating under the influence.
In 2015, there was a 7.2 percent increase in deaths in traffic accidents over the previous year. This is the largest increase in traffic fatalities since the 1960s. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 35,000 deaths in motor vehicle accidents last year alone.