Navigation Links
U.S. and New York Car Accident Deaths Continue Steady Decline
Date:4/23/2010

NY attorney David Resnick applauds progress but says there are still too many preventable automobile accidents.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2010 -- The number of highway deaths showed a significant decline last year, but drivers should never become complacent to driving hazards as they hit the highway for a summer vacation road trip or even a short drive across town, says New York attorney David Resnick.

“The decline in traffic fatalities is certainly an encouraging trend, but far too many people are still dying in highway accidents,” says Resnick, founding partner of David Resnick & Associates, P.C. “More than 30,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents last year, and certainly, many of those were preventable.”

In March, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the number of traffic fatalities reported at the end of 2009 reached the lowest level since 1954, declining for the 15th consecutive quarter. Preliminary fatality data for 2009 places the highway death count at 33,963, a drop of 8.9 percent, compared to 37,261 deaths in 2008.

According to early projections, the U.S highway fatality rate, which takes into account the number of miles traveled, reached the lowest level ever in 2009, the Department of Transportation said.

“As the economy improves, more traffic will be on the highways, and it will be difficult to sustain this trend if motorists aren’t vigilant,” Resnick said. “Drivers need to keep their eyes on the road, their hands on the wheel and put away cell phones and mobile communication devices.”

Resnick noted that cell phones are cited in an increasing number of accident reports as the primary source of driver distraction. Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes involving a distracted driver, and more than 500,000 people were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“This is a serious problem that traffic laws are just starting to address,” Resnick said. “Certainly, higher usage of seat belts and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws have helped save many lives and reduced fatalities.”

New York laws ban texting while driving and also prohibit the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving.

From 1998 to 2008, New York State has recorded a 46 percent decline in traffic fatalities from 2,263 to 1,224, according to New York’s 2009 Highway Safety Annual Report.

About David Resnick & Associates, P.C.

David Resnick & Associates, P.C. is a well-respected accident and personal injury firm in New York City. The firm handles automobile accident and injury claims in New York City’s five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. For more information or for a free, no-obligation case consultation, call (212) 279-2000 or visit http://www.injuryclaimnyclaw.com/.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NY-lawyer/car-accidents/prweb3915594.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Construction Accident Lawyer Says Recent News Of Mine Disaster Holds Lessons For Construction Safety
2. Law Firm Dussault and Zatir Settles Lawsuit Involving Nurse Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident
3. The Injury Lawyers Warns on Car Accident Claims Cover
4. Severe Injuries From ATV Accidents on the Rise
5. Fatal Arizona Bus Accident Points Out Need for Improvements in Charter Bus Safety
6. New York Personal Injury Lawyers Concerned About Toyota Accident in Queens
7. Toyota Recalls Raise Awareness of Vehicle Safety Issues, Risks of Accidents from Driving Defective Automobiles
8. The Injury Lawyers Defends Whiplash Claims for Accident Compensation
9. Toxic Construction Dust in Luxury New York Apartments Endangers Health, Angers Accident Attorneys Like David Perecman
10. New York Law Firm Secures $750,000 Settlement for Bronx Man Injured in Slip and Fall Accident
11. Sleep problems and sleepiness increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents in adolescents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... ATP Science, an ... lives, recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC, benefiting ... its large range of supplements that keep the body functioning at its peak ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... "TransFlare 4K Mystique comes with 44 colorful mysterious ... X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransFlare 4K ... 4K Mystique lens flare and light leak transitions have a very high-dynamic range for ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “The Angel”: a heartwarming and earnest tale of faith and believing ... “The Angel” is the creation of published author, Marjorie Lund-Fontaine, a former professional violinist, ... , When asked of her new book, Marjorie says, “‘The Angel’ was written as ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... D R Burton ... (OPEP) device, was featured in a study indicating superior performance against competitive products ... “Analysis of Three Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ was published ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Knowledge is God’s Lighthouse”: a moving and colorful collection ... is the creation of published author, Gene Gaapf, a retired truck driver, and a ... have been writing since high school and have many different titles,” Gaapf mentions about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Avillion LLP, a co-developer and financier of late-stage pharmaceutical product candidates, ... Chief Medical Officer. Dr Weinberg will be based in ... ... 17 years as a pharmaceutical and biotech executive with experience ranging ... of his career, he has interfaced with the US Food & ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- Report Details What can be expected ... to grow at the fastest rates? This visiongain report ... opportunities and prospects. Our 190-page report provides 124 ... in the industry and the future market prospects. Our ... all the major categories of the ophthalmic devices market. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Conference Call and Webcast to ... ) today announced it will release results for the fourth quarter ... ... host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on Wednesday, February ... full year 2016 financial results and other corporate activities. To participate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: