Since our post from January 19th, flu cases in NY have more than doubled! Influenza activity level was categorized as geographically widespread This is the ninth consecutive week that widespread activity has been reported. There were 15,753 laboratory-confirmed influenza reports, a 35% increase over last week. Of the 4,015 specimens submitted to WHO/NREVSS laboratories, 1,044 …
Was Your Cancer Diagnosis Missed? Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on Lavern’s Law: legislation that would extend the amount of time a person can file a suit for a missed cancer diagnosis. The Governor signed it into law on January …
According to New York state law, you must carry liability motorcycle insurance on your bike to help you cover costs related to property damage and bodily injury suffered by others in a crash that you cause.
The no-fault law in New York does not protect motorcyclists, as they are not entitled to no-fault benefits. (more…)
New York State and Long Island are seeing a huge increase in Flu Cases The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) collects, compiles, and analyzes information on influenza activity year round in New York State (NYS) and produces this weekly report during the influenza season (October through the following May). During the week ending …
Dangers of Driving in Snow
Make sure you are aware of the potential dangers on the road from ice, snow and winter weather before driving. When you decide to get behind the wheel of your car, you accept the responsibility for what happens while you are driving, so please pay extra attention when entering intersections and don’t always “assume” that the other driver can see you.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates about 35 percent of all weather related car accidents are caused by snow and ice and with more distractions than ever, drivers must pay attention on the roads and allow enough space to control any driving incident that may occur.
Snow Bank Dangers
As you can see from the photo, giant snow banks create a huge hazard when driving in the winter. You have to use extreme caution when entering or exiting a roadway that has a snow bank that is blocking your view. It is recommended that AFTER you come to a complete stop, you should slowly “inch” your car out until your view of oncoming traffic is no longer blocked. These hazards will remain until the snow melts, so keep this in mind when you are driving your car on Long Island to avoid a car accident. (more…)