When the snow starts to fall, we’re all relieved to see salt spreaders on the roads, keeping conditions safe for drivers. But what if that salt was actually creating different, potentially deadly conditions for motorists, and danger on the roads?
Red-light cameras are gaining popularity across the country. Now, New York City is being sued after it was accused of rigging the lights to catch more drivers and write more tickets.
AAA forecasts that 43.6 million people will traveler for Thanksgiving nationwide — an uptick of less than one percent over last year with more than 90 percent getting to their destinations by car.
A quarter of million vehicles destroyed the night Sandy struck, according to the National Automobile Dealer’s Association.
Speaking at a news conference Friday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that there is a shortage of fuel, but said “there is no reason to panic.”
Filling up the tank has been a nightmare for area drivers since the storm hit. Overnight and into Thursday morning, drivers looking for fuel were met with incredibly long lines at the gas pump.
The report, which was released Tuesday, identifies 10 locations in Westchester County where trucks have hit low clearance bridges and overpasses the most between the years 2002 and 2011.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting to install more red-light cameras across the city.
The report is being released Wednesday one year after the Port Authority increased tolls on its Hudson River crossings.
Robert Sinclair with AAA New York said while red light locations can be found online, he believes drivers are getting the message that they can’t run red lights without consequences.
Almost all of us do it at some time or another — check that text message, spin through that music playlist, or fire off that e-mail, as we’re walking somewhere. We laugh about it, but new statistics show it’s risky business.
Under the proposal, if you go more than 10 miles over the 30 mph speed limit, the fine would be $50. If drivers go more than 30 mph over, the fine doubles to $100.
At a time when gas prices typically rise, they are forecast to drop. “We saw the price of crude oil drop by $9 as of Monday, and that’s the highest one-week drop this year,” Robert Sinclair, Jr. of AAA said. “With it will come gasoline prices.”
E-ZPass has revolutionized millions of commuters’ lives, allowing them to zip through tolls, saving time and money. But for a growing number of motorists, this popular convenience is actually causing some costly problems.
The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.
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