NYPD Cracks Down on Dangerous Private Garbage Trucks

Private garbage trucking companies in New York City have been the source of a slew of serious accidents and unsafe practices over the years. A number of reasons have been cited for private garbage truck accidents, including reckless drivers, negligent hiring, and drivers who are overworked. In addition, poorly maintained trucks are on the road across the city. A report prepared by Transform Don’t Trash NYC found that over the past 2 years 55% of the trucks operated by the city’s top garbage truck companies failed inspections by the federal Department of Transportation.  New Yorkers have been calling for stricter regulations, Read more

Holiday Safe Driving Tips

Whether you’re out shopping, heading out to a holiday party, or taking a road trip to see family, the holidays probably have you busy and preoccupied. Safe driving may not be the first thing on your mind. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a minute and remind yourself of some safe travel tips. Read more

Truck Accidents and Hazardous Materials

One of the few things worse than a collision with a truck is a collision with a truck that is transporting hazardous materials. Thousands of trucks containing hazardous materials are on the road on any given day. Depending on the type of material being carried, collisions can lead to fires, explosions, and toxic chemical spills. This can result in serious and even deadly injuries to the motorists involved. That’s why the industry is highly regulated, and trucking companies are held to a greater safety standard. Read more

Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is one of the primary ways of getting around New York City. It can be very dangerous, and when drivers don’t follow the rules, the results can be deadly. While pedestrian deaths fell to a record low in New York City last year, there were still 101 pedestrians killed in crashes. Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians often cause severe injuries including fractures, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries because a human body doesn’t stand a chance against a two-ton passenger vehicle.   Read more