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“Textalyzer” May Come to New York

25 Apr

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What is “Textalyzer”? Backed by the Israeli Firm, Cellebrite, which assists FBI agents with decrypting phones, including the terrorist’s iPhone from the recent San Bernardino attack, the Textalyzer device would allow police officers at a crash scene to see if the perpetrator had been texting. In lieu of New York’s texting and driving laws, the aim of […]

New York City Launches Drive Smart

14 Oct

What is the Drive Smart Demonstration Pilot Protect (DOT)  On August 2015, New York City launched a new protect commonly called “Drive Smart” or DOT and plans to continue it through August 2016. Designed to gather data and learn the daily driving habits of 400 volunteer New York City residents, the program places a small car […]

Is Uber Affecting New York Traffic?

16 Sep

If you’ve been around New York City or spoken with someone who works there, then you’ve probably heard of Uber, the app based for hire vehicle (FHV) company  that has been causing a storm of controversy. Many people, including New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, accuses Uber of slowing traffic by up to 12%, though […]

Looking for a New York Online Defensive Driving Course?

3 Apr

Motorists take defensive driving courses for a variety of reasons – including court requirements, insurance discounts, traffic point reduction, and as a refresher for good driving skills. And there are many different courses available for motorists to take. However, some of these are easier, more convenient and affordable than others. If you need to take […]

Railroad Crossings in New York: Sharing the Road with Trains

18 Mar

Collisions between cars and commuter trains are almost always deadly and make for some truly devastating news. One such accident took place recently in Valhalla, New York, when a Metro-North commuter train collided with a SUV that was driven by a 49-year-old mother of three, Ellen Brody. Facts of the Accident It was after dark, […]