Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Bus Drivers Gain Leniency in Pedestrian Accident Cases

    Just about a year after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted the Right of Way law to try to eliminate all traffic-related deaths in the city, a new settlement shifts things around again. Previously, if a bus driver struck a pedestrian, law enforcement called to the scene would have to automatically arrest the driver then and there, regardless of the circumstances. This meant that if a ...
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  • NYPD Issuing Less and Less Civil Summonses

    According to official records, the New York Police Department (NYPD) wrote 14,298 summonses for administrative violations this last fiscal year – which ended on June 30 th , 2015. If you think that is a ridiculously high number, consider that the previous year saw 21,870 issued. That is a huge drop – just about 35% – in only one year, so what is going on? To understand why less civil summonses are ...
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  • New York City Bicycle Accidents in Decline

    After seeing hundreds of bicycle accidents in New York City leaving cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists injured every year, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has decidedly cracked down on negligent behaviors to encourage safety. Many precincts – including the 19 th in the Upper East Side – report that enforcement efforts of bicycle-related laws and citation have been increased by over 50% ...
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