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August 2012 Archives

Vehicle-Bound Jobs Are Riskier than You Might Think

When most Americans wake in the morning, they don't think twice about the safety conditions at their places of work. Certainly, those who operate dangerous machinery or work under particularly hazardous conditions may worry, but most American employees take their personal safety at work for granted.

Cycling Safety Culture in NYC Is Starting to Change: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about cycling safety culture in New York City. In an effort to reduce the prevalence of bicycle accidents in NYC, the Bloomberg administration has insisted that hundreds of miles of bike lanes be painted onto the streets of the city. While not everyone initially welcomed the change, public opinion seems to be shifting in favor of safety for cyclists over more room for motor vehicles.

Cycling Safety Culture in NYC Is Starting to Change: Part I

The crowded streets of New York have been an inspiration for authors, artists, architects and "average Joes" for generations. The controlled chaos of the Manhattan grid is awe-inspiring, with its ever evolving population of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists on the move.

NYC Safety Bill Focuses on Crash Investigation Negligence

Imagine a picture of a young couple. The young man, clad in sunglasses, sits cross-legged on a bench, next to his wife. She, young and dark haired, is strikingly lovely in a white and blue dress. They are looking down at something she is reaching for. The couple in this image is unassuming in its youth, until the viewer understands that the young bride was killed shortly after the photo was taken.

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