Newly licensed teen drivers face many risks

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Teens are eight times more likely to get in a crash or near-miss collision in their first three months as licensed drivers than in the preceding three months. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the National Institutes for Health. The NIH has also stated that […]

August 2 the deadliest day for drivers in the U.S.

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Based on crash data spanning the years 2012 to 2016, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was able to conclude that August 2 is the single deadliest day for drivers in the U.S. A total of 505 people were killed on America’s roads during that five-year period. Drivers […]

Three ways for homeowners to improve pool safety

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York residents with a swimming pool know that keeping it secure is a big responsibility. The CDC estimates that there are 7.4 million pools and 5 million hot tubs on residential and public properties in the U.S. It also claims that over 3,500 Americans die in non-boating […]

Far from rest areas, fatigued CMV drivers more liable to crash

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Back in November, researchers published a study in Accident Analysis & Prevention, and their conclusions should be of interest to commercial motor vehicle drivers in New York. Fatigued driving is a hazard of the trucking industry, and researchers have found that fatigue-related CMV crashes are more likely in […]

Agency develops new measurement of trucking safety

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Truck accidents can be particularly devastating for New York drivers on the road. Due to the size and weight of large semi-trucks, occupants of passenger vehicles are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer. This means that the Federal Motor […]

Truck crashes pose severe risk to passenger car occupants

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Truck accidents can be catastrophic and even deadly for occupants of other vehicles on New York roadways. Because of the weight and mass of tractor-trailers, a collision with a truck can have especially damaging, long-term effects. In addition, the size disparity means that the people in smaller vehicles […]

Larger vehicles provide more crash protection for passengers

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Most New York motorists hope they never get into a car accident. Unfortunately, collisions are often inevitable. That’s why it’s important to have a safe vehicle. According to data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, some cars protect drivers and passengers better than others if that dreaded day […]

Truck driver safety: its highs and lows by state

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law New York residents should know about some analyses made by two fleet management systems providers. In the first, a company analyzed the behavior of drivers from more than 6,200 of its fleets, including small and midsize businesses with anywhere between 2 and 200 work trucks, including commercial motor […]

Pedestrians must be careful crossing roads and sharing the street

On behalf of Orin Cohen of Orin J. Cohen Law Walking remains one of the most popular methods of transportation in New York City. Thanks to heavy traffic and the ready availability of safe sidewalks, most people choose to walk at least some of the places they travel on any given day. Of course, there are many benefits […]