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November 2017 Archives

AAA finds truck safety technologies could prevent crashes

A study by AAA has analyzed the effect of four safety technologies: lane departure warning systems, automatic emergency braking, air disc brakes and video-based onboard safety monitoring systems. These devices are meant to reduce the crash risk of commercial trucks in New York and across the U.S., and their benefits may be more than safety related.

Safety precautions could prevent holiday road-trip fatalities

With winter storms predicted along the coast over the holiday weekend, motorists in New York and other states may want to know more about roadway safety during Thanksgiving. In an alert that was issued in November 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advised drivers to check their windshield wipers, as well as the air in their tires, before heading out on the country's roadways. NHTSA officials also suggested that motorists allow themselves enough time to reach their destinations without rushing.

Slips and falls may be preventable

Business owners throughout New York may be surprised at the results of a CNA study on slip and fall accidents. Researchers at the financial corporation have studied the slip and fall liability claims that the insurer received from Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2016, coming to several important conclusions.

Hurdles involved in regulating driverless car safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that there are some obstacles that it must clear up before it can develop permanent safety standards for self-driving cars. The agency plans to make the notice public by the end of November. Thus, New York motorists will have to wait a while before self-driving cars become readily available.

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