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Measuring Truck Safety on Pennsylvania Roads

A large commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. Think about the damage that can be done to smaller passenger vehicles in a crash. In 2016, over 4,300 road deaths were attributed to truck accidents. This marked a staggering 5.4 percent increase from 2015. Since trucks pose such a risk on Pennsylvania roads, you...

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Dangers of Watching Videos While Driving on Pennsylvania Roads

Many people love to watch a television show or movie, which is a safe activity at home. But alarmingly, some people are choosing to watch videos while driving a vehicle, which can have tragic consequences. According to a Gizmodo article, a woman in Arizona was killed after she was hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle....

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Dangers of Drunk Drivers on Pennsylvania Roads

Drunk driving is a common problem on Pennsylvania roads, putting countless lives at risk. Law enforcement officers do their best to catch those who get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. But unfortunately, too many drunk drivers slip under the radar. And those who drive responsibly are put in harm's way. The Centers for...

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Motorcycle Helmets, Fatal Crashes and Road Safety

Every summer brings not only long, sunny days, but a great increase in the rate of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are by far the most fatal type of accident, when compared to cars or trucks. A motorcyclist is 27 times more likely to experience a fatal injury in an accident than a driver in a...

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Federal Judge Allows Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto

Attorney says decision affects hundreds of lawsuits involving weed killer JULY 11, 2018 – A federal judge recently ruled that hundreds of lawsuits involving claims that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer can proceed through the court system, a victory for consumers seeking to hold the corporation responsible for serious health problems caused by...

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Rural Road Safety During The Summer

Road safety is often discussed in the context of city driving, where there is a higher density of drivers and pedestrians. Rural road safety should not be overlooked, however, especially because drivers often share the road with farm equipment. It’s tempting to drive faster than the speed limit when there are few cars on the...

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New Pennsylvania House Bill Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

You see them every day on Pennsylvania roadways: drivers chatting on their handheld cellphones. Every single one of them is an accident waiting to happen, and too many of them are potential tragedies. In response to a recent study conducted by AAA, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering steps to make the dangerous practice...

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Making Roads Safer For Older Drivers

A recent study published by TRIP found that accidents among older drivers have been steadily increasing over the years. One reason for this increase in accidents is that the number of drivers on the road who are 65 years and older jumped by about 16 percent from 2012 to 2016. However, in that time, accident...

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Sharpening Your Driving Skills Can Prevent Traffic Accidents

Many drivers in Pennsylvania have been driving long enough to be become comfortable with the road. But when driving becomes repetitive, motorists tend to take their mind off the task. That’s why Pennsylvania motorists should take the time to assess their driving skills every so often. Correcting careless mistakes and sharpening your driving skills can...

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Study Finds Most People Are Guilty of Distracted Driving

You're not reading this blog while driving in Pennsylvania, are you? Of course not! That would be distracted driving! You're a careful driver, obeying all the rules of the road, right? If that's the case, you are in the minority. Most drivers admit to it According to a new study by Esurance, 58 percent of...

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