Driving through Glen Cove, just like anywhere else in New York, comes with a certain amount of risk. Around any corner can be a driver who is drunk or, more likely the case these day, one that is too busy texting to pay attention to the road. .
As the old joke goes, "Take my advice, I'm not using it."
As the spring weather begins to settle in, there's a good chance you'll find yourself spending more time outdoors. This is particularly true if you enjoy exercising, such as riding your bike or walking to and from work.
Car accidents can happen anywhere, but many people assume that driving in big cities like New York is innately more dangerous than driving in less populated areas, e.g., midsize cities or rural areas.
It is your hope that every commercial truck driver does whatever they can to avoid trouble on the road.
Recently, Paccar has issued a recall for over 1,700 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks that have Cummins ISX15 engines. The reason for the recall is a possible problem in the fuel pump. The recall covers a range of Peterbilt trucks that came off the line between Dec. 20, 2016, and April 17, 2017. The Kenworth models that are affected were all 2018 models that were built between Jan. 9, 2017, and May 5, 2017.
Many people are under the impression that when someone is killed in a tragic accident that it is simple to determine who was at fault and assign liability to that person or entity.
At this point in automotive history, you might think that it is obvious that all drivers and passengers should wear a seat belt any time they get into a consumer vehicle. However, this is far from reality, at least according to research that indicates many areas of the country report significant portions of the driving population do not wear seat belts, or do not wear them consistently.
The car you drive can have a big impact on how you fare when you are in a crash. Car manufacturers know that the American driver is more conscious than ever about vehicle safety ratings. Many have focused their engineering efforts over the years on improving safety, but many makes and models are still not as safe as they could be. Even if you aren't in the market for a new car, you can still use this information to help you learn about the possible hazards you face while you are driving.
If you are like many drivers in the greater New York City metro area, you may have gotten into a fender-bender caused by a negligent or inattentive driver. Maybe you brushed off some minor injuries because you didn't want to go through the hassle of filing a claim and medically documenting your injuries. You filed a claim against your collision damage policy but chalked up the injuries as just having a bad day.