Running in the Summer Heat: How to Stay Safe

Whether you are training for a race, or you like to run simply for the fitness and well-being, summer running raises two distinct safety concerns: how to keep your body from becoming overheated, dehydrated or exhausted on hot, humid days how to protect yourself from injury on roads shared by runners and motorists, particularly where […]

Celebrate July 4th Safely Outdoors

Next week we celebrate the Fourth of July, and with that brings street fairs, parades, and fireworks. As we enjoy all of these outdoor activities, let’s be mindful of how to stay safe as we’re walking, biking and traveling throughout public venues. Each year, about 20,000 people come out to celebrate the 4th at the […]

Pedestrian Safety: Stay Alert Near the Ice Cream Truck

Do you remember being a child and hearing the tune of “It’s a Small World” outside your window? You knew instantly it was the ice cream man and you couldn’t wait to rush out the door to catch him. Whether you live in a residential area or on a busy street, chances are you will […]

Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Accidents: What are Your Rights if You’ve Been Injured?

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced a $15 million investment for improvements to Route 787 in Cohoes that will enhance safety while creating a pedestrian-friendly gateway to the city. This is an important step in helping make one of our busiest Capital Region roadways safer. And these improvements are desperately needed. On average, New Yorkers […]

Is Jaywalking Really a Crime?

You may be wondering: just exactly what is jaywalking? Merriam Webster defines it as follows: “to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic.” Ok, so what constitutes “an illegal manner”? According to NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, if there aren’t any crosswalks, signs or signals, the […]

May is National Bike Month

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy spring in upstate New York. For many of us, getting outside means hopping on a bike and exploring the many trails and bike paths in our area. And just in time – May is National Bike Month, […]

Driving The Speed Limit May Still Be Illegal

Recently the question was posed: While driving in my neighborhood, I struck a pedestrian who was walking. I was driving the speed limit. Can I still be responsible for her injuries? The answer is yes. Even if the driver of a vehicle is driving at or below the posted speed limit, that is not a […]

Why Runners, Bicyclists and Pedestrians are at a Greater Risk than Ever

Now more than ever drivers on the roads are doing more than just driving the car. Whether it’s focusing on the navigation, texting or checking email on their phone, making calls, checking their hair in the rearview mirror, eating fast food, or playing with the satellite radio, drivers distractions are making it more dangerous for […]

Pedestrian Loses Life Crossing Wolf Road in Colonie

On July 14, 2016, Frances Speranza, an 84-year-old woman, was simply crossing the street as many pedestrians do. But as she walked within the crosswalk, she was unexpectedly struck by an SUV, who had a green light and was turning across the crosswalk. After the accident, Speranza was rushed to Albany Medical Center and was […]