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New York cracks down on distracted driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just last year alone, over 3,300 people in the United States were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. Over 420,000 people were injured in these car accidents. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness month, New York officials are starting to crack down on distracted drivers all over the state.

Pedestrian killed by in New York car accident

Drivers have to be particularly cautious when pedestrians are present. A 25-year-old rabbinical student was recently hit and killed by a garbage truck in Crown Heights, New York, early one Sunday morning. The young man was crossing the street to attend a Morning Prayer service when the truck turned right and made contact. The man died at the scene. His two friends were following closely behind him in the crosswalk, but were uninjured.

Tyson Beckford's nephew involved in fatal road accident

The dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are made obvious by the number of fatal accidents that occur every year. These are often due to dangerous road conditions or a negligent driver failing to uphold the standard duty of car they should have while behind the wheel. Even the slightest form of negligence or distraction could lead to tragedy on the roadways.

Icy road conditions a factor in expressway pileup in the Bronx

Although New Yorkers are generally accustomed to driving in ice and snow, Mother Nature has produced particularly treacherous driving conditions this winter. The latest blast of polar temperatures turned the Major Deegan Expressway into a sheet of ice on Jan. 23.

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