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NSC Calls Out GM for Adding to Driver Distraction


The National Safety Council (NSC) had a clear reaction to car maker General Motor’s unveiling of its new onboard Marketplace app. In an interview with Bloomberg Technology, NSC president, Deborah Hersman said the app will contribute to the problem of distracted driving. Last year in the U.S., fatalities from auto accidents rose by 5.6 percent » Read More

 

Berks County Head-on Collision Leads to Fatality and Injuries


On Tuesday night, a man sustained fatal injuries during a head-on collision in Ruscombmanor Township, Pennsylvania. Around 10:03 pm, the car accident occurred when a 19-year-old man from Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania lost control of his vehicle in the ice and snow and hit a car. During the head-on collision, the passenger in the car that was » Read More

 

Snow Plow Accidents  


As the first blizzard of the winter season hits the east coast, snow plows take to the roads, clearing the way for others to travel safely. Snow removal is an important job that is not without risk. Snow plow accidents can be particularly serious, especially when pedestrians and other vehicles are involved. As the winter » Read More

 

Holiday Season Drunk Driving


The holiday season is a time of celebrations and gatherings with friends and family. And of course, the office parties too. Many of these festivities involve alcoholic beverages with party goers getting into their cars afterwards to drive home. This makes the risk of being involved in a drunk driving accident much higher than at » Read More

 

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Injuries on PA Turnpike in Bensalem


A multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in injuries to two people. On Tuesday morning, around 5:45 am, the multi-vehicle accident took place between the Bensalem, Pennsylvania and the Willow Grow, Pennsylvania interchanges, involving a dump truck, a tractor-trailer, and roughly three other vehicles. A hundred gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the tractor-trailer » Read More

 

Thanksgiving Safety Tips


Millions of Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. Driving is the transportation of choice for many travelers, resulting in busy roads because everyone is in a hurry. The increase in highway travelers comes with a risk in car accident rates. The busiest travel days are Wednesday and Sunday. » Read More

 

Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Fatality and Injuries in Chester


On Tuesday afternoon, a motor vehicle accident claimed the life of one driver and injured two others. Around 2 pm, the crash occurred when a Ford Explorer swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a Nissan Sentra. The crash took place in the intersection of North 2nd Street and Franklin Avenue in Chester, Pennsylvania. The driver » Read More

 

Permanent Headlights Help Prevent Auto Accidents


Headlight use at night and during inclement weather is mandated by law in most states. Many lawmakers also feel that drivers should be required to use headlights during the day to improve visibility and prevent accidents. Recent studies suggest that permanent headlight use does make a difference in reducing car accidents, though not all drivers » Read More

 

New Cell Phone Use Study


A new study shows that drivers continue to use their cell phones at an alarming rate. In fact, drivers are using their cell phones to text, navigate, talk, and engage in social media during 88 percent of their car trips. The company ZenDrive has developed a cell phone app that measures cell phone use while » Read More

 

Schuylkill Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Crash Involving Excessive Speed


On Monday afternoon, two motorcyclists crashed into a pickup truck, which caused a fatality and serious injuries. When the accident occurred around 3:10 pm in West Brunswick Township, Pennsylvania, the first motorcyclist, a 25-year-old man from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, and a second motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Auburn, Pennsylvania slammed into a truck that was » Read More

 

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