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Since COVID-19 Delivery Trucks Accidents are on the Rise in NYC

Delivery truck lawyer new york city

Pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers riding in cars or trucks are in greater danger today of being in serious accidents due to COVID-19 and careless delivery drivers. After all, the pandemic and all the restaurants and stores that are still closed are making it necessary for many Americans to keep ordering food and other goods to be delivered to their homes therefor Delivery Trucks Accidents are on the Rise in NYC. With so many truck and van drivers rushing around to meet employer-imposed deadlines, it is much more dangerous to be outside now than at the same time last year. These days,...

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Bicycle Accidents Increase as Commuters Avoid Subways & Buses

Bicycle Accidents Increase

Since few people want to ride in an enclosed structure like a subway or bus during the pandemic, many people are dusting off their bikes or buying new ones so they can commuter to work on two wheels. In fact, back in March, between the first day of the month and March 11, Citi Bike (our city’s bicycle ride share program) reported that bike trips rose by 67 percent compared to the same time last year. New York City is rather unique since it has the nation’s largest bicycle lane network -- covering about 1,300 miles. Roughly 500 of those miles...

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Are NYC Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety Threats?

Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety

Now that most New York City construction sites are active again, they are having to figure out how to safeguard their workers against all COVID-19 health concerns. Back in March, when some workers voiced their fears about inadequate safety precautions, a few major changes were made on some sites. For example, social distancing concerns caused some employers to begin having their workers arrive at staggered start times -- so that large groups of employees would stop showing up and trying to enter the grounds at the same time. Other employers began requiring all employees to stop upon arrival and undergo forehead...

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The Dangerous Increase in NYC Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Speeding Drivers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Too many careless drivers are now either speeding or street racing on New York City roadways. This odd behavior poses a major threat to the safety of those on foot or riding bicycles. It also robs all New Yorkers of the chance to quietly stroll down city streets while going to pick up groceries – or simply get some much-needed exercise. Those breaking the law while speeding need to find more mature ways to cope with their frustrations. The New York Times states in one article that speeds have risen by 288% in one section of town. After reviewing several speeding accidents...

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