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Auto Accident Statistics for New York

Auto Accident Statistics for New York

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Busy, congested streets and aggressive driving makes New York City roads a dangerous place to drive. In fact, drivers commit roughly three potentially life-threatening traffic violations every minute on the roads of New York City. Many drivers regularly ignore traffic signals, roadway markings, and traffic signs in their rush to reach their destination. Approximately 24 times an hour, drivers fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians, cyclists, and other motor vehicles. This dangerous behavior by New York drivers has greatly increased the risk of auto accidents on our city’s streets.

Approximately 73% of auto accidents in New York each year involve some form of negligence. The most common negligent actions contributing to these accidents are:

  • Distracted driving (17.4% of all auto accidents)
  • Failure to yield the right of way (14.7%)
  • Following too closely behind another vehicle (14.4%)
  • Speeding (12%)

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Bronx auto accident attorney Charles N. Rock has seen firsthand the devastation experienced by the victims of these accidents, and he will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial auto accident consultation. Charles N. Rock serves clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Kinston, Manhattan, and Poughkeepsie, New York.
Category: Car Accidents
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