If you're driving just about anywhere in New York City, there are a lot of things to navigate, from bicyclists to construction detours. Garbage and recycling trucks can also be frustrating for drivers because they are large, slow and make frequent stops. However, it's essential for drivers of cars and the employees driving and working on those vehicles to be aware of each other.
Those of us who live and/or work in New York City often feel like construction goes on day and night. Sometimes, it seems like we don't get any reprieve from that on the roads – whether it's on the streets of Manhattan or as we get out of the city.
Have you ever noticed how many advertisements there are for new vehicles? Whenever you are looking for a new car or truck, there seem to be dozens of options for every use and every part of your personality.
If you've been in an accident on the road, you know that common sense may not be the first thing you can rely on. Any sudden crash can shake you and leave you feeling less than composed. This is why it is important to know what to do in the case of an accident ahead of time.
New York City is more than a year into its much-touted Vision Zero campaign and some of the results are in. Some points may seem obvious to the New Yorker on the streets, like the importance of better markings where different types of vehicles mingle near bikes and pedestrians.
Many New Yorkers don't have cars, but there are still millions of vehicles in the city. Thousands of them are owned by the city or one of its departments, and city employees get into accidents like everyone else.
If a person or a person's vehicle is in a collision in New York City, it may not even make bystanders bat an eye. People on the streets of Manhattan are used to all sorts of activities and generally mind their own business. But this strange urban routine does not make it all right that an accident happened, even if the city government was involved.
New York City pedestrians are likely some of the most aware and traffic-savvy walkers in the world. The metro area is a huge corridor of fast-paced complexity, with walker-linked challenges literally existing at every turn in the road.
New Yorkers wait out with maximum grace and patience each year the long slog from a seemingly unending winter to the welcome months of summer that finally arrive.