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NTSB Study Shows Speeding on Local Roads A Significant Concern

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a study in July of this year which addresses the large role speeding has in auto accidents in the United States. At 31% of all traffic-related deaths, speeding ranks just as dangerous as drunk driving; however, the report claims that the role speeding plays in traffic safety is...

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Bicycle Safety a Grown-Up Matter Too

You have one. And you are not alone. Yours might be red or green or sky-blue. It could be tricked out, every bell and extra whistle. Or it could be old-school. Even mention of a Schwinn has you comfortably living in the past, and pedaling in the here and now.  Bicycles are no longer just...

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Trucks Put Pennsylvania Drivers' Lives in Jeopardy

Truck accidents are a serious public health hazard which kill thousands of Americans every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, fatal truck accidents hit a record low in 2009. As the economy recovered and Americans hit the road again, these numbers began to climb once more. Truck accident fatalities have been on...

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Altoona Motorcycle Accidents Climb in Summer

With summer in full swing, Pennsylvania motorcycle accidents are on the rise. Our motorcycle injury lawyers know many riders want to soak in as much road time as they can in the warmer months, but it's important to be safe. That means educating yourself about what often goes wrong, and you can best protect yourself...

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Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania Minimized With Proper Underride Guards

Side underride guards are lifesavers in a Pennsylvania truck accident. They prevent a motorist colliding with a commercial truck from sliding underneath a truck, resulting in injuries that are often fatal. Yet these devices are not mandated by federal regulations. And while many commercial carriers have taken the initiative to have the devices installed on...

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Pennsylvania Car Accident Danger Rises With Advanced Age

Aging drivers are at higher risk of crashes and related injuries and deaths, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although older drivers tend to practice safer driving habits, involvement in fatal car accidents, per mile traveled, rises once drivers reach 70 and go up again sharply once a driver reaches...

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Pennsylvania Car Accidents Wreak Havoc on Families and Economy

Imagine if a tornado ripped through the whole state of Pennsylvania, causing millions in property damage, injuring more than 82,000 people and killing more than 1,200. Officials would declare a state of emergency. There would be government studies commissioned to determine how we could be better prepared. Memorials would be held every year. And yet, this...

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Altoona, PA Aggressive Driving Accident Risks

Motorists need to be aware of the dangers presented by aggressive driving. They need to recognize the red flags that may signal their own aggressive driving, and also see the signals when someone else's aggression may jeopardize their safety. If you get hurt as a result of driver aggression, you have legal rights. If you...

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Aggressive Driving Accidents Endanger Johnstown Drivers

Aggressive driving is a major problem because it is so common. Nearly everyone has been angry at some point while driving. Unfortunately, it only takes seconds for that anger to spill over into an unsafe action that causes an automobile accident. If you are the victim of a collision caused by a driver who was engaged in...

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Altoona Truck Crashes Can Be Caused By Cargo Loading Issues

Unsecured or improperly secured cargo can create a significant risk of truck collisions. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine indicated that roll-over truck accidents are an especially common type of crash if there are problems with cargo. However, cargo can cause a variety of problems with trucks, ranging from tire blowouts due to a truck...

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