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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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Five Key Facts About Car Accident Risks During Football Season

Whether you support the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Philadelphia Eagles, or whether you prefer a college team, football season provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the game and root for the home team.  Football is a great fall pastime and many people enjoy going to stadiums, watching games at sports bars, or attending football parties…

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How to Report a Central Pennyslvania Auto Accident

Injuries from collisions can change the course of your life and leave you with large medical expenditures and no ability to work.  You have to make sure you understand how to report your Pennsylvania car accident so you do not do anything to jeopardize your right to receive monetary benefits and compensation for losses. Truth…

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Hours of Service Rules Impacting Johnstown Truck Accident Rates

Truck driver fatigue is a major concern and a big contributor to causing truck accidents. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations aim to reduce fatigue by limiting hours. In 2011, FMCSA changed the rules for the number of hours truckers could drive. The changes went into effect in 2013. From the start, trucking industry groups…

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Employers Putting End to Worker Phone Use to Prevent Collisions

Employers know they can face liability for motor vehicle collisions if workers under their control cause motor vehicle accidents while performing work responsibilities. To try to reduce the chances a worker will cause a crash leading to workers’ comp claims and victims to suing the employer, many companies are imposing cell phone bans. CNBC reported…

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Buying a Safe Car Can Reduce T-Bone Risks

Different types of motor vehicle collisions present different kinds of risks to occupants. While head-on accidents are dangerous because the force of the two cars combine to create more momentum, T-Bone accidents a dangerous type of car accident because the side of a car offers almost no shield. When a vehicle is hit from the…

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High Risk of Pennsylvania Truck Collisions on Post Road-Check Days

In Johnston and throughout Pennsylvania and the United States, there is a three-day period each year when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other state and federal authorities come together in an effort to make roads safer. Overdrive Online reports CVSA estimates more than 10,000 inspections will occur over a…

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Preventing Drunk Driving Collisions with Ignition Interlock Devices

A personal injury attorney knows that ignition interlock devices are one of the most effective ways to prevent drunk driving accidents. Ignition interlock devices are installed in cars and make it virtually impossible for a driver to operate a vehicle impaired. Before starting the vehicle, the driver has to blow into a breath-testing device. If…

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