Every year across the U.S., thousands of people die in auto accidents. Most New York accidents are caused by human error, and there a few common ones. At the top of the list is distracted driving. The rise in smartphones and other in-vehicle technology has turned this into an epidemic, but the reality is that almost anything can become a distraction, even talking with passengers.
Drivers in New York who plan to take road trips during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period may be wise to appoint a designated driver if they may be tempted to consume alcohol. Independence Day is the deadliest federal holiday of the year for drunk driving accidents, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on June 28 that law enforcement will be stepping up patrols and conducting sobriety checks across the Empire State to reduce the annual DWI death toll.