Rosenberg & Gluck Announces Recipient of 2017 Scholarship
We would like to congratulate the chosen recipient of our 2017 Road to Safety Scholarship, Cailin MacQuarrie from Babylon Junior-Senior High School. Many high school students throughout Long Island took the time to apply for the Road to Safety Scholarship. These applicants shared stories, essays and creative presentations on why distracted driving awareness is important to them personally…. read more
Red Light Camera Report Results in More Questions than Answers
Suffolk County’s Red Light program, a safety agenda focused on changing driver behavior at red light intersections using automated enforcement, recently released its annual report that has resulted in more questions than answers. The 2015 Red Light Safety Program Annual Report, the most recent report to date, shows that a total of $31 million in… read more
Driver Under the Influence, but DUI Test Scores “Zero”
Famed golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on Memorial Day near his home on Jupiter Island, FL, for driving under the influence. It is alleged that police found him asleep at the steering wheel of a running vehicle and arrested him because his speech was slurred and he couldn’t complete some police-instructed roadside tasks. Sound like… read more
Unofficial Start to Summer or the “100 Deadliest Days” ?
In 2017, 35 million Americans plan to travel by car over Memorial Day weekend- a 2.4% increase since last year. Unfortunately, with that, there is an estimated 50,500 number of injuries due to car accidents each Memorial Day weekend. And an average of 439 fatalities from these traffic accidents with 44% of them being alcohol… read more
What Is a Mass Tort?
The legal world is full of odd acronyms and terms, and it’s important to have some understanding of these terms in case you find yourself involved in any legal dispute. One of the most common terms you’ll encounter in legal proceedings is “tort.” Understanding Torts A tort is a civil wrongdoing committed by a person… read more
Texting and Driving? Beware of the Textalyzer
He was only 19 years old. Evan Lieberman, a college freshman, was in the backseat of his friend’s car when it careened over a center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming Jeep on a highway north of New York City. He spent 30 days in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries. Police… read more
Trending on the Roads This Time of Year…Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Motorcycle Institute, riding a motorcycle is approximately 25 times more dangerous than driving a car, mile for mile. Motorcycle enthusiasts argue that they are fun and fuel efficient. Although this may be true, the key to staying safe is to be prepared and avoid risks. Although every state has slightly different laws governing… read more
What Happened to the Friendly Skies?
Ten years ago, “MADtv” featured a parody about a no-frills airline that charged multiple fees. Want a seat belt, it asked – that will cost you $5. The mechanism that releases the seatbelt – another $7. Oxygen masks are free, but to start the flow of air you’d better have $75.63. What seemed like a… read more
“Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving”
A recent article written by Aarian Marshall for wired.com features a new study that indicates that nearly every driver uses their phone while behind the wheel, mostly all of the time. This was determined by driving analytics company, Zendrive using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips. They… read more
Scholarship Setup to Help Combat Distracted Driving
“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel,” is more than just a catchy lyric in The Doors song, “Roadhouse Blues.” It is solid advice. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending a quick… read more