New York has not yet legalized the consumption of marijuana for recreational use, and lawmakers in the Empire State may study data coming out of states like Washington and California closely when the time comes to consider such legislation. Those who oppose more liberal marijuana laws often cite worries about impaired driving among their chief concerns, and research published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that these fears may not be completely unfounded.
There is traffic of all kinds in New York, and lots of it. In terms of accidents, taxi or truck collisions may come to mind. However, many people who work in the city travel by commuter trains.
Collision avoidance systems can significantly reduce injury car crashes in New York and nationwide, according to a 2017 study. Conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it analyzed the impact of warning systems on traffic safety.
Some New York drivers may be distracted by their smartphones or by devices in their cars while they are behind the wheel. Many safety experts blame distracted drivers for the rise in traffic fatalities. Distractions can include making adjustments in the car such as temperature control as well as any actions that lead to drivers looking away from the road.