The holiday season is here: Be wary of delivery trucks

The holiday season is in full swing already -- or, at least, the shopping has certainly started. Online shopping has already been surging, and it’s expected to climb 33% this holiday season over previous years. That means delivery trucks will be everywhere, whether you’re on the highway, on the city’s streets or in your own neighborhood. The danger you face is considerable. Why are delivery trucks so dangerous during the holidays? It comes down to one simple factor: Companies are choosing speed over safety. To lure people away from...

Get ready for winter driving in New York with these safety tips

No one wants to end up in a car crash, so it makes sense to do all you can to avoid them. The tips in the following section can help you stay safe and avoid car and truck collisions in the winter. An easy way to avoid a crash is to stay off the roadways during winter storms unless driving is necessary. If you must drive, leave earlier than you would in more temperate weather. Maintain more distance between your car and other motor vehicles when the roads are wet, icy or snowy. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition for the winter and...