This section contains information valuable about driving safety,
including information about defensive driving techniques, road rage,
California school zones and California Seat Belt Law.
Defensive Driving Techniques
Why is defensive driving so important? Consider this statistic: In
2006, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle’s
Summary of Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2006 Statewide Statistical Summary,
there were 270,700 accidents on New York roads. Nobody wants to be in
an accident. Nobody plans it; it’s not on anyone’s list of things to do
or errands to run. Read
Starting in the 1990’s, people began using the term “road rage” with
increasing frequency. Over time, several different definitions have
evolved. Read more...
New York School Zones
Drivers in a hurry need to be alert for New York schools zones. The
roads immediately surrounding a school building are especially perilous
for drivers and pedestrians. Children crossing the street, riding their
bikes and trying to get to their parents’ cars are heartbreakingly easy
targets for careless drivers. In this often chaotic mix of kids and
cars, the potential for tragedy is high. Read more...
New York Seat Belt law
Did you know that New York was the first state to legally require
its citizens to buckle up? In 1984, New York passed the first mandatory
vehicle occupant restraint law in the entire nation. Today, New York is
still serious about getting its citizens to buckle up. Read more...