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Water safety tips for a safe summer

As summer approaches and the weather heats up, many people are ready to get back out on the water or hit the pool. It's hard to think about safety when you're having fun, but every year more than 3,500 people drown to death in the United States. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related...

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Distracted drivers endanger other road users and passengers, despite passenger complaints

These days, it takes a significant amount of willpower for drivers to avoid picking up their cellphones. Digital handheld devices offer a wide range of convenience — from making phone calls to browsing social media. Responsible drivers can wait until they get to their destinations before checking their notifications. Other drivers can't seem to resist...

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The risk of pedestrian accidents at night

Every driver recognizes that it's harder to see at night, especially on roads with little or no lighting. But few are aware of just how bad their vision becomes, especially with respect to vulnerable road users. Marc Green, Ph.D., of visualexpert.com puts it this way: "People fail to slow sufficiently at night because they are...

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Safety advocates: Traffic deaths up 60% this year

From January to October of 2020, Philadelphia has seen 120 citywide traffic fatalities. That's up from 75 during the same period in 2019, according to Philly Voice. This includes 42 pedestrian deaths (up from fewer than 30 in 2019) and bicyclist deaths that have more than doubled. Many pedestrian accidents occur in high-risk and disadvantaged...

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Types of accidents that occur in parking lots

Parking lot injuries are very common and studies underscore the risks. One found that 30 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen in parking lots. Another found that elderly drivers were 17 times more likely to cause a crash in a parking lot than on a road. Pedestrians have no protection, even against a slow-moving vehicle,...

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Ways to stay safe around aggressive drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been a notable increase in aggressive driving and road rage since the 1990s. The leading causes for aggressive driving and road rage include: Delays in traffic. Drivers may become impatient when encountering road construction, an accident scene, or other cause of traffic congestion. This can...

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States with stricter distracted driving laws have fewer fatal car accidents involving teen drivers

Since the advent of cellphones and other handheld electronic devices, distracted driving has become a growing public safety concern across the United States. In 2018, it resulted in 2,841 traffic fatalities and an estimated 400,000 injuries nationwide. Like many other states, Pennsylvania has a statewide texting and driving ban that is enforced as a primary...

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What should I do if I get sick due to a vaccine?

Our vaccination injury compensation lawyers explain how the process works Adverse reactions to vaccines can result in very serious injuries or illnesses. In certain extreme cases, some vaccination injuries can be fatal. Knowing what to do in these situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are as a vaccine injury victim might not...

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Summer safety tips for parents

With summer approaching and COVID-19 restrictions beginning to loosen up, many parents will take their children out to parks, let them play in their neighborhoods and get them involved in recreational activities. It's critical that parents always keep the safety of their children in mind, especially when they are playing near the road. Potential risks...

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