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Teen motorists: a paradoxical and vulnerable group

So much about teen drivers seems to be paradoxical.

On the one hand, for example, research indicates that the nation’s most inexperienced motorists generally overestimate their driving acumen.

Does that inflated self-assessment make any sense at all, given that driving skill can only be learned and cultivated through successive hours on the road, with teens being stark novices behind the wheel? They believe that their judgment is sharp and practiced, but their youth and immaturity belie any such notion.

And what about this? Although it seems flatly unquestionable that teen drivers as a group command comparatively higher-level vision and reflexes, why is this driving demographic consistently confirmed as the most accident-prone on New York and national roadways?

NYC LATINO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Mi Paralegal principal, Elizabeth Ríos, asistido a la reciente Foro Cívico de Latinos de la Ciudad de Nueva York en nombre de nuestra oficina, The Klein Law Group. Liz informa que conoció a algunos viejos amigos, e hizo algunos nuevos. Fue un honor para nosotros ser parte de este gran programa, apadrinado por el Instituto de Murphy de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

NYC LATINO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM

Mi Paralegal principal, Elizabeth Ríos, asistido a la reciente Foro Cívico de Latinos de la Ciudad de Nueva York en nombre de nuestra oficina, The Klein Law Group. Liz informa que conoció a algunos viejos amigos, e hizo algunos nuevos. Fue un honor para nosotros ser parte de este gran programa, apadrinado por el Instituto de Murphy de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Commercial truck safety concerns and tech assists, Part 2

It’s not your grandpa’s truck.

Existing on-board technology and next-generation developments aimed at enhancing safety for large commercial rigs are exciting transportation regulators and safety advocates.

We noted such high-tech assists in a recent blog post (please see our entry dated December 3), stating therein that we would “take a close look at some of the more noteworthy developments in an upcoming blog post.”

JUSTICIA PARA UN TRABAJADOR DESHABILITADO

Arturo González (nombre alterado por la privacidad) recibirá más de $ 3,500,000.00 en beneficios de compensación de trabajadores y beneficios por lesiones personales. Deseo que Arturo nunca había sido herido, y que todos los empleadores de Nueva York hagan todo lo posible para mantener a sus lugares de trabajo seguros, pero al menos Arturo será compensado por sus lesiones y su sufrimiento, y puede comenzar una nueva vida.

JUSTICE FOR DISABLED CONSTRUCTION WORKER

Arturo Gonzalez (for the sake of privacy, not his real name) will receive more than $3,500,000.00 in workers' compensation and personal injury benefits.  I wish that Arturo had never been injured, and that employers throughout New York made every effort to keep their workplaces safe, but at least Arturo will be compensated for his injuries and his suffering, as he learns to make a new life.

VIGILIA PARA UN TRABAJADOR QUE FALLECIDO EN UN ACCIDENTE DE CONSTRUCCION

El Centro del Inmigrante informa que una vigilia se llevará a cabo el Sábado día 6 de Diciembre en honor a la vida de Delfino Velázquez Mendizabal, un hombre de familia y Dios, que fallecido en un accidente de construcción en Staten Island cuando estaba trabajando en demolición y el techo del edificio se derrumbó. El fue enterrado bajo los escombros de la construcción. Este noble caballero deja atrás a su esposa, tres hijos y tres nietos.

VIGIL FOR WORKER KILLED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE

El Centro Del Inmigrante reports that a vigil will be held on Saturday December 6 to honor the life of Delfino Velazquez Mendizabal, a man of family and God, who was killed in a Staten Island construction accident when he was doing demolition and a building roof collapsed, and he was buried under the construction rubble. This noble gentleman leaves behind a wife, three children, and three grandchildren.

Myriad safety concerns prominent with commercial trucks, drivers

A recent national poll shows a clear majority of its respondents agreeing that, when it comes to motorists, truck drivers are better drivers than are operators of passenger vehicles. Nearly three out of every four of those surveyed persons stated that truck drivers are usually not at fault in truck-passenger vehicle accidents. And a whopping 90 percent of respondents voiced a belief that passenger vehicle drivers are more likely than commercial truck operators to speed.

Such polling results clearly receive a seal of approval from commercial trucking enterprises and industry lobbyists who often seek to ward off challenges from safety agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

End-of-year retail surge brings more temporary workers, injuries

An annual happening across the United States at just about this time every year is the increased hiring of temporary and so-called “seasonal” workers. Those employees help employers in retail and manufacturing industries deal with increased production and sales-related demands that persist through the winter holiday season.

According to an article on end-of-year workplace hiring, this annual phenomenon is expected to be particularly robust this year, with hiring gains in the retail industry alone projected “to significantly outpace 2013.”

That would be truly impressive, given that more than 786,000 workers were reportedly hired by retail businesses during the October-December time frame last year.