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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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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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