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Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

Self-Driving Cars? Not Yet, Says NHTSA. Winter Driving Tips

| Winter Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly asserted, despite Tesla’s assertions to the contrary, that “No vehicle available for purchase today is capable of driving itself.” Earlier, Tesla stirred controversy by sending so-called full self-driving software to a group of owners selected to test it. Cal researcher Steven Shladover said Tesla’s claim was “actively misleading”…Read the article
Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

Long Island School Buses Are Watching You

| Personal Injury
Suffolk County officials announced that 6,000 of its school buses will soon be equipped with stop arm cameras to catch these violators. Preliminary tests indicate that between 90 and 100 motorists ignore school bus stop arms. State law requires drivers in both directions to stop when school buses are loading or unloading passengers. The cameras…Read the article
I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

I Was Hurt in a Parking Lot Accident. Who is At Fault?

| Personal Injury
Old Man Winter is on his way. And, as many as a fourth of all late fall, winter, and early spring parking lot accidents involve unsafe ice and snow accumulations. As most people know from experience, even a razor-thin layer of ice or snow could be “unsafe.” State and federal laws require property owners to…Read the article
Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

Lawmakers Expand New York’s Seat Belt Law

| Personal Injury
In 1994, the Empire State was the first jurisdiction to pass a mandatory seat belt law. As of November 1, that law applies to all vehicle occupants over 16, and not just those in the front seat. Walter Mosley (D-Brooklyn) introduced the bill in the State Assembly. “Seat belts are a proven way to make…Read the article
What Does a Safe and Happy Halloween Mean in 2020?

What Does a Safe and Happy Halloween Mean in 2020?

| Personal Injury
Local or state politicians will probably make the final Halloween rules. But the Centers for Disease Control has already issued some guidelines in this area. “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in…Read the article
Legal Responsibility Following a Rideshare Accident

Legal Responsibility Following a Rideshare Accident

| Personal Injury
Ten years ago, Uber was little more than an idea. Now, Uber drivers make over 500 million trips every month. Largely due to the ridesharing revolution, fewer people under 25 are buying cars than ever before. For many people, ridesharing services are a convenient and cost-effective way to get around. But rideshare operators receive almost…Read the article
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me?

| Personal Injury
What Happens if an Uninsured Driver Hit Me? This question comes up a lot, because when it comes to vehicle insurance, New York is an extreme state. The Empire State has one of the highest percentages of uninsured motorists in the country. New York also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in…Read the article
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters?

| Personal Injury
Are Car Accidents Criminal or Civil Matters? Vehicle collisions are usually not “accidents” at all. People do not accidentally drive drunk and run red lights. In fact, some form of human error causes over 90 percent of the car wrecks in New York. For this reason, these incidents could involve criminal liability, civil liability, or…Read the article
September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Coronavirus, the California wildfires, a more-active-than-normal tropical storm season, and some other events have brought a whole new meaning to 2020’s National Preparedness Month. Two-thirds of Americans have taken at least three of the six steps toward a complete disaster recovery plan (three days of supplies, talking to others, attending a meeting, obtaining official information,…Read the article
Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

Thinking About One Last Road Trip? Keep These Things in Mind

| Personal Injury
One of the nice things about living in the Tri-State Area is that you are never more than about 200 miles away from something you have never seen before. And, since Old Man Winter is still at least a month away (we’re keeping our fingers crossed on that one), many people are thinking about squeezing…Read the article