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Texting While Crossing the Street Could Soon Be Penalized in NYC

In a move that has garnered national attention, city councilors in New York City have announced they are considering a bill that could fine pedestrians up to $250 for reckless behavior if they are caught texting while crossing the street. The minimum fine would be $25. The proposal came after it was announced that pedestrian… Read More »

Elderly Oceanside Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a recent fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Oceanside. According to detectives investigating the case, an 85-year-old man was attempting to cross Oceanside Road at the intersection with Davidson Avenue when a 2011 Jeep Liberty struck him. The man suffered severe trauma injuries and was… Read More »

Study Pinpoints Most Dangerous Roads on Long Island for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Vision Long Island, a group that aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Long Island over time until it reaches zero, recently put out a new list identifying the most dangerous streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. The list breaks down roads in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with Merrick Avenue in… Read More »

Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Long Island

A man from Long Island has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. According to Suffolk County police, a 25-year-old man was attempting to cross Sunrise Highway in North Patchogue in the early hours of Saturday, January 27 when he was struck by… Read More »

Long Island Safety Advocates Push for ‘Traffic Calming’ Measures

Elected officials, business leaders and safety advocates in Farmingdale recently gathered to promote new traffic calming measures around the downtown business districts of Long Island. The Long Island Complete Streets Coalition and Vision Long Island organized the gathering, which was held at the intersection of Route 109 and Main Street. It was attended by many… Read More »

Ramapo Police Work to Enforce Pedestrian Safety, Uncover Problems with Compliance

The Ramapo Police Department recently conducted some pedestrian safety enforcement actions at several busy intersections and crosswalks in the community. There had been numerous complaints about vehicles not slowing down and yielding to pedestrians at clearly visible crosswalks, and so officers posed as pedestrians to catch drivers who failed to yield. Over the course of… Read More »

Man Arrested After Driving into Pedestrians in Times Square

Tourists and locals were stunned when a man sped his 2009 Honda Accord into a group of pedestrians in busy Times Square. An 18-year-old woman was killed and another 22 people were injured in the mayhem. The incident happened Thursday, May 18. The woman who died was a tourist from Portage, Michigan. The driver, meanwhile,… Read More »

Man Charged with Fleeing Scene of Deadly Pedestrian Accident

Homicide detectives in Nassau, New York, recently arrested a man from Hempstead and charged him with fleeing the scene of a fatal accident he allegedly caused the morning of January 10. According to police, the 21-year-old man was arraigned in Hempstead’s First District Court and held on $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond. The man reportedly… Read More »

Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Hit by Bus

A recent accident in downtown Manhattan has underscored the importance of paying attention for both drivers and pedestrians. A bus headed to Staten Island during rush hour reportedly hit a 90-year-old woman, who was left in critical condition. The driver of the bus was not charged with any violation. In recent years, the New York… Read More »

Woman Seriously Injured in Collision with Snowplow on Long Island

A woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a snowplow while out for an evening walk, according to Suffolk police. The victim, Blanche Pope, was walking north on New Highway in North Amityville just past 41st Street when a pickup truck with a plow attachment struck her. The truck had not been plowing… Read More »