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Statistics and summaries of car accidents in the New York City area

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you live in an area such as one of the boroughs of New York, there is a good chance that you have been in an accident at some point. Because of how congested the area can be, you may have a great deal of stress in your life because of the road conditions, especially during rush hour.

If you are interested in statistical data on motor vehicle crashes, the Department of Motor Vehicles maintains that information on its Archives of Statistical Summaries page. That covers crash information from 1995 to 2014. From 2015 onward, the information can be found in a publicly accessible, Internet-based archive known as the Traffic Safety Statistical Repository.

Do the statistical data apply to all motor vehicles?

New York State regulates specific vehicles, such as stretched or modified limousines. The definition of a limousine is that it is a vehicle that is capable of transporting at least eleven people (including the driver of the vehicle). There are many different statistics that are available on the DMV’s website, including reports from repair shops and inspection stations throughout to state, the number of electric cars that are registered in each county in the state, the most popular vehicles, thorough crash data and other relevant data.

The DMV encourages the public to access the data at will as well as suggesting additional information that they would like to see on the website.

Valuable information for building a case

Another valuable type of information that is available on the DMV’s website is all of the license numbers of New York State drivers. This information has been on file since 2018, and is listed by gender and by county.

Additionally, the numbers of all New York State vehicle registrations are also accessible (since 2018) and are listed by type of registration and county. The only vehicles that are not listed in the database are those that have been suspended, revoked or whose plates have been surrendered.

This information can be useful in tracking down witnesses and gathering other evidence that can help build a personal injury case.

Solid legal advice from a Brooklyn, New York, attorney

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in Brooklyn and another driver’s negligence has caused the accident, it may be valuable to consult a Brooklyn attorney, who can walk you through the process and help you to make sure that your rights are protected.

It is difficult enough if you have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Under those circumstances, the sooner you are compensated, hopefully, the sooner your life can go back to normal.


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