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Fatal Car Accidents Lead to Movement Towards Installation of Speed-Enforcement Cameras

Car accidents continue to plague New York and Department of Transportation Officials think speed-enforcement cameras will curb serious injuries and fatalities that result from motor vehicle collisions. A recent article in 'Am New York' discusses the frequency of car accidents, particularly near schools. The Department of Transportation suggests that the cameras will have a chilling effect on drivers that have a "heavy foot," reducing the number of speeding drivers on our roads. Citing statistics that point to 75% of speeding vehicles being in close proximity to our schools, the Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, offered the cameras as part of the solution to protecting "New Yorkers on our streets."

Car accidents are a frequent cause of serious injury and death. In fact, there was an increase of nearly 50% in car accident fatalaties in New York from 2011 to 2012. We need to do a better job of protecting people, particularly our children. Block O'Toole & Murphy has a proud tradition of helping victims of car accidents. For an example of one of our stories of success in helping a child that was a victim in a car accident, review this: http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/12-000-000-Awarded-to-Car-Accident-Victim.shtml

There are many different types of injuries one can sustain in an accident and anything we can do to avoid these unnecessary accidents is worth exploring.

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