Officials from the NYPD say that the organization is gearing up for a dramatic increase in traffic accidents, including pedestrian and car accidents in New York City. The spike will likely be precipitated by the onset of daylight savings time. When the time shifts, the sun sets much sooner, and low visibility has historically contributed to an increased number of collisions. In fact, data from years past shows that the number of pedestrian accidents in New York City typically doubles every year after the time shift.
However, the spike that we see this year may be much greater than in years past. One official with AAA told media outlets that the roads are much more dangerous these days than they have been in the past because of a widespread general “disregard for traffic laws.”
Long Island police are being as proactive as they can, increasing their presence on roadways and installing large signs warning motorists to slow down and take more care to avoid collisions. However, such efforts are only effective if automobile operators choose to be more cautious behind the wheel.
Some traffic safety experts cite the growing number of hit-and-run car accidents in New York City paired with the number of unlicensed operators involved in crashes as evidence that the safety improvement efforts NYC has made in the past few years haven’t really had the desired effect and NYC streets may be just as dangerous (perhaps even more dangerous) than they were in the past.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a careless driver, you may be able to hold that driver financially liable for your injuries and losses. These losses would include pain and suffering for your injuries, lost time from work and all unpaid health-related expenses. Speak with an experienced New York City car accident attorney to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. today. Call The Law offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation.