Adoracion Chu Bacani
Oct 15, 2019 | 67 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Adoracion Chu Bacani passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved Wife of Jose R. Bacani. Loving Mother of Joyce Bacani and Jackie Bacani. Cherished Grandmother of Chloe and Hannah. Dear Sister of Renee Dizon, Elizabeth Chu, Edgardo Chu, Fernando Chu and the late Zenny Tan, Pablito Chu and Jun Chu. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Ascension Church on Friday, October 18, 2019. Interment followed at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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Eugenia P. Bauer
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Eugenia P. Bauer passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the age of 73. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Bauer. Loving Mother of Elizabeth Layne (Rocky), and Freddy Nagel (Elizabeth). Cherished Grandmother of Leah, Ava and Tyler. Dear Sister of Orysia Nestor, Olga Olijnyk and Walter Olijnyk. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services offered at Papavero Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10 AM. Interment followed at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Campbell Hall, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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William S. Cody
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William S. Cody passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved Brother of John Cody and Thomas Cody. Cherished Uncle. Dedicated Member of the Knights of Columbus of Jackson Heights, NY. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM. Private Cremation followed at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
by cjleclaire
 Law Office of John Fazzini
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Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI

It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite the fact that statistics show that drunk drivers kill more people than drivers who are texting.

Survey and Facts About Texting While Driving

Cambridge Mobile Telematics conducted a survey on more than 700 drivers regarding distracted driving. Results showed that 63 percent of the participants worried more about distracted drivers than drunk drivers.

The following statistics also provide vital information:

  • Distracted drivers kill an estimated nine people in vehicle crashes every day.
  • Approximately 3,285 deaths occur every year due to texting while driving accidents.
  • The average sober driver takes .54 seconds in reaction time to hit the brake.
  • Drunk drivers react more slowly and the slower reaction adds four more feet before hitting the brake.
  • Texting drivers react even slower than drunk drivers and their slower reaction adds 70 feet before braking.

Reported Accidents

Today all state legislatures have enacted drunk driving laws. It took years of campaigns, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other efforts along with public demand to eliminate for laws to emerge. All states now have blood alcohol content limits. Breathalyzers and sobriety tests are legal means to identify drivers who are intoxicated.

In 2016, there were 10,497 people who died as a result of drunk driving accidents. This number is greater than the number of reported deaths due to distracted driving.

However, there is no system in place to detect distracted driving the way there is with drunk driving. Distracted driving is much more difficult to detect and to report.

A Comparison of Laws

Laws for texting while driving are not nearly as stringent as drunken driving laws. All states now have no texting while driving laws. For mobile phones, many states, but not all, have hands-free laws. Despite the laws, the survey revealed that 75 percent of drivers see other drivers on their phones.

In New York, a first DWI offense is a misdemeanor, and penalties include the loss of driving privileges, fines and possible jail time. Penalties are much greater for subsequent DWI offenses.

By comparison, texting while driving carries a fine of $200 and points added to the driving record for violation. There is no license suspension and no jail time.

What to Do if You’re in a Crash Caused by a Distracted Driver

If you have been in a serious car crash and the other driver was at fault due to texting while driving, get legal help right away. Lawyers offer free consultations to evaluate your case. There would be no out-of-pocket expenses. When the attorney succeeds through settlement or verdict, the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the compensation.

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CB5 to Meet Wednesday Night
Oct 14, 2019 | 514 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Community Board 5 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a vote on the Fiscal Year 2021 Capital and Expense Budget Priorities for Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale. The agenda also includes the chairperson, district manager and committee reports, as well as a public forum. The board’s Special Committee on Homelessness will deliver its report and recommendations on the proposed homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue in Glendale. For additional information or to register to speak, call the board office at (718) 366-1834.
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