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Traffic accident deaths in NYC see 11% decrease through end of May

Crash data from the New York Police Department showed that deaths related to traffic accidents in New York City have decreased by 11% through the end of May, compared with data from the same period last year.

New York has finished the installation of 140 speed enforcement cameras that were approved in September 2015. More cameras were guiding the highways during the first five months of 2016, which may have contributed to the decrease in traffic fatalities. 2016 will likely be considered the safest year on record in terms of automobile accidents in New York City if the decline in traffic deaths continues for the whole year. Even so, the city is still behind on its Vision Zero goal of eliminating vehicle accident fatalities by 2024.

The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP provide legal services to our clients in New York City and handle personal injury accident cases. To consult with us about your case or receive more information about the legal services that we offer, call our offices today at (212) 779-0057.

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