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DUI Car Accident Risks Reach Annual High During Thanksgiving in PA

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) runs public safety campaigns each year around the Thanksgiving holiday. The Tie One on for Safety Campaign is MADD’s response to substantially increased risks of drinking and driving over the Thanksgiving holiday period. “Thanksgiving weekend” is defined as the Wednesday immediately before Thanksgiving until the Sunday after the holiday. The Wednesday prior to…

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Speed Limiters Could Reduce Johnstown Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often caused by truck drivers who fail to obey speed limits. Unfortunately, despite strict rules prohibiting speeding and requiring drivers to travel at a safe speed, many drivers try to travel too quickly anyway so they can get deliveries made on time. A new joint proposal from Department of Transportation (DOT) and…

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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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