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Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Published June 17, 2015 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

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...

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

Published April 23, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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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...

NSC Designates April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Published April 14, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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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...

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

Published March 17, 2014 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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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...

Unmarked New York Police Cars Target Texting Drivers

Published July 23, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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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...

New York Tightens Laws Against Distracted Driving

Published July 3, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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From 2005 to 2011, distracted driving crashes in New York State increased approximately 143 percent. A large majority of these were caused by texting and talking on cell phones. Distracted driving in general – and texting-while-driving in particular – have...

Distracted Driving Guidelines Aim to Reduce NY Crash Deaths

Published April 29, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
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Federal safety officials have issued new guidelines for built-in car phones, stereos and GPS devices in the hope of reducing distracted driving accidents in New York State and nationwide. The voluntary guidelines, issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

Loved Ones Killed in Distracted Driving Wrecks

Published March 14, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Distracted driving in New York and nationwide has been called a “dangerous epidemic” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tragic example of Jacy Good is proof. In May 2008, she and her parents were driving home after her...

Tragic New York Accident Shines Light on Teen Drivers

Published October 12, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A “horrific” accident Monday left four teenagers dead and one seriously injured. The lone survivor of the crash, the 17-year-old driver, was behind the wheel around 3:30 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve on the Southern State Parkway...

NTHSA Releases Latest Distracted Driving Statistics

Published October 2, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has focused on eliminating distracted driving by Americans. While he has primarily focused on anti-texting campaigns, through the Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving, it is clear that drivers can be distracted by anything that takes their...

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