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New York State Cycling Myths

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Cycling is an extremely popular means of transportation in New York City- but it can also be dangerous. In recent years the number of cyclists injured and killed in New York city has risen significantly. While cyclists can’t control the actions of motor vehicle drivers, it is important for all cyclists to know and understand NYS bicycle laws. Below are common misconceptions and myths that put cyclists at risk for serious injury:

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Spinal Cord Injuries: The Hard Facts & What You Need to Know

spinal cord injuries

A spinal cord injury is usually caused by a sudden blow to the spine in which the vertebrae is fractured or dislocated.

Instead of severing the spinal cord completely, most injuries are more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae.

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Drivers, Slow Down, It Could Save a Life

car accident

It is a well-known fact speed is often a contributing factor in motor vehicle crashes, yet drivers still continue to ignore posted speed limits.

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Rising Trends in Job Related Deaths

Construction Site Accident Injuries

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 6.5% increase in the number of deaths to workers called “contractors”.  Even more startling is there was a 19% increase in deaths due to falls.   

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