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New York Driving Safety

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 more...


Road Rage

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...

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