Archive for the ‘Distracted and Drunk Driving’ Category

Distracted Drivers Costing Insurance Companies Millions

Distracted driving is a problem that is only getting worse – and the issue is starting to cut into the bottom line for insurance companies. According to a recent news report, the nation’s largest auto insurer, State Farm Insurance, experienced a $7 billion underwriting loss last year. There are a number of factors at play, […]

March 23, 2017 Read More

Textalyzer May Become New Tool for Detecting Distracted Drivers

  Texting while driving is a big problem these days. Any small distraction that takes a driver’s focus away from the road can potentially cause a crash. To address this issue, legislators in New York are attempting to put a new solution to a new problem by equipping police officers with a device called the […]

October 13, 2016 Read More

New York Rated Best State for Teen Drivers

Whether you are the parent of an adolescent or not, if you drive, walk, cycle, or bike on New York’s roads, then the safety of teen drivers, and driving laws that apply to teens, should be important to you. In fact, teen car accidents are a leading cause of death among our nation’s youth. Teens […]

September 26, 2016 Read More

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Our Binghamton car accident lawyers highlight the dangers of distracted driving.

Any time a driver engages in activities that take his or her eyes off the road, distracted driving has occurred. Smart phone use, including texting while behind the wheel, has turned distracted driving into a national epidemic. According to statistics from Distraction.gov, the official U.S. government website for distracted driving, 3,154 people lost their lives […]

June 17, 2015 Read More

55,000 Texting While Driving Tickets in 2013 Lead To Tougher NY Laws

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for stricter distracted driving laws since he took office in 2011 – and for good reason.  According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, police issued over 55,000 texting while driving tickets in 2013.  That 82% percent increase in citations for texting while driving shows the […]

April 23, 2014 Read More

NSC Designates April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving results in millions of car accidents every year, and while most people know it’s wrong to use a cell phone in any way while driving, they do it anyway.  The National Safety Council (NSC) has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to put the spotlight on a problem that is becoming an […]

April 14, 2014 Read More

Google Glass: How a Tiny Computer Screen Can Result In Distracted Driving

Imagine trying to drive safely while using a laptop mounted to your dashboard.  Most people simply couldn’t do both without getting into a car accident within seconds.  However, that’s exactly the buzz going on now about Google Glass, a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame that allows wearers to be […]

March 17, 2014 Read More

Social Host Liability: Are You Liable If Your Guests Get Caught Driving Drunk?

New Year’s Eve, parties and drinking can be a deadly trio when someone who has had too much to drink gets behind the wheel.  If you’re hosting a party, you should always be conscious of your guests’ safety.  However, are you liable if your guests get caught driving drunk or injure someone? New York Social […]

December 23, 2013 Read More

New York Outlaws Truckers From Using Handheld Cellphones At Stoplights & In Traffic Jams

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It’s no secret that distracted driving is dangerous – especially when it comes to using handheld cell phones.  Common “distracted driving” practices such as making and receiving calls and texting while driving are responsible for thousands of serious car accidents every year.  New York recently outlawed truckers from using handheld cellphones at stoplights and in […]

November 18, 2013 Read More

Unmarked New York Police Cars Target Texting Drivers

The New York State Police are cracking down on distracted driving in Buffalo. Close to $1 million is being funneled into a summer law enforcement push to catch – and convict – motorists who are texting behind the wheel. The campaign, which kicked off July 4, will focus on stepped-up patrols, particularly through undercover operations […]

July 23, 2013 Read More
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