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Back to School? Stay Safe While Walking On Campus

As the calendar flips from August to September, students throughout Indiana County are heading back to school. Classes started on Monday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and other area schools are likewise beginning this week or next. It’s a busy and exciting time for students. It’s also a potentially dangerous one. Students coming and going…

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Pedestrian Accidents Could Decline in Johnstown’s West End With New Improvements

In the West End of Johnstown, road conditions for pedestrians are substandard in certain areas creating a significant risk of pedestrian accidents. A barrier wall separating a pedestrian area from a one mile stretch of railroad tracks is deteriorating badly, putting walkers at risk. In surrounding areas where there are a growing number of small businesses,…

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Sleep Deprivation: A Major Risk Factor on Pennsylvania Roads

Bad habits, work hours are correlated with poor sleep A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control shows that Pennsylvania lags behind the national average in terms of getting enough sleep. Researchers surveyed 440,000 people nationwide, finding that a third reported they got less than seven hours of sleep per night – already…

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Altoona Rear-End Crash Prevention Through Technology

The prevention of rear-end collisions is an extremely important driving safety issue. Rear-end crashes could cause whiplash and other injuries to occur, and these crashes are often preventable if drivers obey basic safety rules like leaving a sufficient following distance between their car and the car in front of them. Unfortunately, drivers make mistakes and…

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Johnstown Attorneys Discuss Bishop McCort Catholic High School Sexual Abuse

Charges have been filed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, against three former Roman Catholic Church religious leaders who assigned Franciscan Brother Stephen Baker to work at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, even though Baker was a known sexual predator, according to a recent Grand Jury investigation. Baker reportedly molested more than 100 children in his position as…

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Prevention of Altoona Truck Crashes Through More Efficient Regulation

Federal regulations are not doing enough to prevent truck collisions in Pennsylvania. This is the claim made by many safety advocates, according to Consumer Affairs. One such safety advocacy group, AnnaLeaha and Mary for Truck Safety, was formed after two sisters were killed in a truck collision which could perhaps have been prevented if National Highway Traffic Safety…

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Higher Crash Risks Endanger Johnstown Drivers

More people dying in motor vehicle crashes means Johnstown drivers face higher accident risks every time they are on the roads. There has been an ongoing reduction in collision fatalities over past years; however this trend did not continue into 2015. Preliminary year-end data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration creates significant cause for concern. …

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Where State College Head-On Collisions are Most Likely to Occur

In 2014, a total of 3,921 head-on motor vehicle accidents occurred within the state of Pennsylvania. According to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 120 people died in head-on collisions over the course of the year. In total, three percent of all statewide crashes were head-on crashes but 10 percent of fatalities in the state happened in…

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