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Why it’s important to take extra care when driving while pregnant

Aug 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM

There are number of things that doctors recommend pregnant women not to do: drink more than one cup of coffee per day, eat sushi, take a break in the sauna and drink alcohol. But what about driving? A study suggests that pregnant women in their second trimester may be at greater risk for a serious motor vehicle crash.

According to the study, the risk of a crash increases over 40 percent in a woman’s second trimester of pregnancy. A serious car accident can send both mother and child to the emergency room and put them both in grave danger. Even a minor crash can put the couple at risk.

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Driving & Cell Phones, what is legal and what's not...

Aug 2, 2018 4:30:35 PM

Smartphones have taken over our lives. Whether you're walking through Manhattan or Queens, you're likely to find people plodding down the street, eyes glued to their devices. Our need for constant connectivity has become all-consuming--and it's had a serious impact on our safety.

Since the advent of smartphones, instances of distracted driving-related traffic accidents have skyrocketed. Many states have responded by passing laws that crack down of texting while driving. However, New York legislators viewed the problem as more pervasive than that. They have enacted legislation banning all forms of device-related distraction.

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