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Drivers must prepare for winter weather conditions

Philadelphia and other parts of Pennsylvania already experienced the first dose of winter weather, though it wasn't much. Other areas received several inches (and even a couple of feet) of snow during the most recent storm. While Philly didn't get hit as hard, the light snow and wintry mix, no doubt, made for risky traveling....

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Distracted Driving Doesn't Always Involve Cellphones

In this day and age, distracted driving is everywhere. With more people juggling busy schedules and a myriad of responsibilities, as well as having access to more outlets of entertainment, the task of driving is often made secondary. In 2017 alone, distracted driving crashes resulted in approximately 3,166 fatalities across the United States. The true...

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Philadelphia accident attorneys warn: Poor driver visibility may put pedestrians at risk this fall

The days are noticeably getting shorter, and in some cases, rain and fog are becoming a seasonal nuisance for drivers. This is concerning for pedestrian safety for two reasons: Many people still prefer to get around by foot during the fall months. Halloween is just around the corner. Light conditions are a major factor in...

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US Crash Fatalities Since 2000 Exceed American Military Personnel Deaths from Both World Wars

We all know that traffic fatalities are high on US roads, but overall, exactly how high are they? On an annual basis, they range around an average of 40,000, according to The National Safety Council. A recent article in the Washington Post revealed something else staggering. From 2000-2017, traffic deaths in the US have added up to...

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Avoiding Common Habits That Cause Accidents

After completing driver's education, the rules of the road and safety precautions are fresh in the minds of young drivers. Over the years, however, driving becomes second nature. Drivers begin to cut corners and develop a comfort level with engaging in dangerous habits. Dean T. Johnson, president and founder of The Sandy Johnson Foundation: Making...

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How To Stay Safe While Riding A Motorcycle Alone

For a motorcycle enthusiast, nothing is more alluring than the call of the open road. Riding solo carries a sense of adventure. It also invites tragedy. The National Highway Safety Administration reports motorcyclists in a crash: Are 35 times more likely than car drivers to be killed Are about eight times more likely to be injured....

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Crashes by Sharing the Road

For practical purposes, drivers must have a greater awareness of the presence of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists on our roadways. Sadly, this does not always happen. In 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents involving vehicles claimed the lives of: 783 bicyclists 5,977 pedestrians 5,172 motorcyclists For drivers, the Pennsylvania Department of...

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What to do if you’re in a crash with a driver who failed to yield

Yielding the right-of-way to other road users is not only a courteous and effective way to prevent a crash, it’s required by law in Pennsylvania. Right-of-way laws aren’t necessarily intended to grant the right-of-way to drivers, but rather, to regulate the flow of traffic and promote road safety. They apply to all road users, including...

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