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Pedestrian accidents, are you covered?

We often see or hear about car crashes in the news, and we all know someone who has been involved in a crash, but you rarely hear about a pedestrian accident. Nevertheless, they are probably more frequent than you think, approximately 15,000 pedestrians in New York are injured each year in motor vehicle related accidents. What are the causes of pedestrian accidents? There are various types of pedestrian accidents caused by the negligence of a driver, the pedestrian himself, or even the party responsible for maintaining the roadway. Unsurprisingly alcohol involvement for the driver and/or pedestrian was reported in nearlyContinue Reading

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Pokémon: Staying safe and avoiding distraction.

It seems everyone has heard of Pokémon Go, and although I have never played the game myself, I am concerned about what it means for the safety of our community. For those who have not heard, this is a smartphone game which uses the phone’s camera and GPS to allow players to search the real world and find characters and other elements needed to play the game. While this is meant to be a fun on-line game, it can have real-world consequences if people play while driving, crossing the street or doing any other dangerous activity that requires your fullContinue Reading

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