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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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What You Can Do to Avoid Accidents Caused by Winter Weather

An accident on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania last year left three people dead and many more injured. CNN reported on the incident, which was described as a deadly pileup caused by bad weather. One witness told CNN that: "It was definitely a whiteout, I couldn't see any further than probably two city blocks... I saw brake...

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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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