Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Is a Stretch Limo Safe Enough to Carry Your Loved Ones?

For partiers of all ages, riding in a stretch limousine may seem like the epitome of luxury. Stretch limos are also regarded as a prudent way to party, with much less risk than drinking and driving. But a recent horrific stretch limousine accident that killed 20 people outside of Albany has raised many concerns about… Read More »

Intelligent Cars Does Not Mean Intelligent Drivers

Vehicular Fatalities up 14% in past 2 years Cars have changed dramatically in the century since their invention. The cars we drive today have safety features that would have amazed motorists from earlier generations: headlights, safety belts, airbags, collapsible steering columns, automatic emergency brakes, electronic stability control, rear view cameras, and collision warnings, just to… Read More »

Michael Barasch Comments on WSJ Article “Can Auto Fatalities Go to Zero?”

Last year was one of the deadliest years on America’s roads. Approximately 40,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. Despite technology like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, back-up cameras and crash-avoidance systems, our roads have become less safe. Current technology has been helpful, but only to a point. Human error is what causes most… Read More »

Despite Vision Zero, NYC Saw 38,000 Hit-and-Run Accidents in 2015

Despite Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious Vision Zero program to eliminate pedestrian fatalities in the five boroughs, New York City saw more than 38,000 hit-and-run accidents in 2015, 48 of which resulted in catastrophic injury or death. The New York Daily News reported that the bulk of the hit-and-runs, some 34,000, caused property damage, most of it minor…. Read More »