COVID-19 Notice: Block O'Toole & Murphy is fully operational in accordance with safety regulations provided by the CDC and local health officials.
Our attorneys continue to provide quality legal representation and are available to discuss your case over the phone, email, or video. Read more from our managing partners.
Block O'Toole & Murphy Block
O'Toole
& Murphy
Premier NY Personal Injury Lawyers

Traffic Accidents Down in NYC

new york traffic.jpgNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting the success of his plan to end traffic fatalities in the city, known as Vision Zero. The mayor's office announced two weeks ago that the number of deaths in motor vehicle accidents of all kinds has gone down significantly. In fiscal year 2014-2015, 249 people died in traffic accidents in the city, compared with 285 in FY 2013-2014.

Although deaths were down in every traffic accident category, the degree of improvement was not equal across the board. Pedestrian deaths declined by 8 percent, while deaths from car crashes declined by 20 percent.

While fatalities declined, injuries rose by 2 percent. This is consistent with the experience of other places that have tried something similar to Vision Zero. Efforts to slow traffic have resulted in more fender benders and other nonfatal crashes.

The traffic news is not entirely positive. For example, fewer people renewed their Citi Bike memberships this year and the number of trips also declined. The year-end report attributed the decline to increased membership fees and a cold winter. It may be temporary; a recent news report said that bicycle use in recent weeks had been growing.

The city has made less progress this past year than previously in implementing improvements to reduce traffic accidents. There were fewer bike lanes and bike racks installed and the city created fewer square feet of pedestrian space than during the previous year.

The mayor's spokesperson, Wiley Norvell, said that the fiscal year just ended was the safest year for pedestrians since the city began keeping records in 1910.

Speak with a Qualified New York Injury Lawyer Today

Fill out our short online contact form for a FREE, immediate case review, or call us locally at 212-736-5300 today. The lawyers in our firm work on a contingency basis, so we do not collect any money unless we win your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Firm Awards and Honors

These are some of the publications and organizations that have recognized our firm and individual attorneys for excellence.

Learn More
Block O'Toole & Murphy - Listed in Best Lawyers - Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - U.S. News The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Irish Legal 100 Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability New York Magazine - Top Verdicts & Settlements New York Law Journal www.naacp.org - NAACP Frances Pope Memorial Foundation - Love. Support. Hope. St. John's University - School of Law St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Expertise - Best Workers Compensation Attorneys New York City 2020
Call Block O'Toole & Murphy Today For Help - 212-736-5300
CLOSE MENU  X

What can we help you find?