Pennsylvania’s teens can receive a learner’s permit on their 16th birthday, followed by a full license at least a year after that. Though this lag time may make parents temporarily sigh with relief, parents must plan ways to protect their driving teens down the road. The following are some of the best ways to keepRead More »
Most people realize that distracted driving causes accidents, but still turn their attention away from the wheel, consciously or not. The long list of distractions includes cell phones, other passengers rubbernecking, eating, and now smartwatches, which are wearable technology. Smartwatches, like the Apple iWatch, are hi-tech and versatile, allowing users to text, talk, and playRead More »
For most teens and their parents, summer means a time to relax and recharge. To AAA, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend is known as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. During this time, teen driving incidents tend to spike. Teens are often driving more to hang out with friends or getRead More »
It is an appealing idea to shut out the sound of traffic while driving and focus on your favorite music through headphones or earbuds. It gives you pleasure without annoying other people in the car. However, there is a problem. Earphones and headphones are among the most dangerous forms of distracted driving and have beenRead More »
Although AAA and other road safety organizations have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the risks of distracted driving, drivers in this country still seem reluctant to put down their cell phone. In 2015, more than 3,400 fatalities were caused by distracted driving. Current research shows that nearly half of drivers admit to looking atRead More »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that an estimated 3,500 people die in car accidents because of distracted driving every year, and it is estimated that some 400,000 are injured. Many of those who suffer due to distracted drivers are bicyclists and pedestrians. In an effort to combat this epidemic, car manufacturers acrossRead More »
According to the AAA Foundation for Safety, 2016 saw a record breaking number of fatalities due to hit and run accidents. Although most of us think of a hit and run as one car hitting another and then speeding away, most hit and run deaths involve pedestrians, bicyclists, and highway workers. With an average increaseRead More »
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and is one of the most heavily-trafficked weekends of the year. According to AAA estimates, more than 34 million people drove to their Memorial Day destinations last year. More traffic means an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. Consider these safe driving tips to ensure youRead More »
Distracted driving continues to be a growing problem for Pennsylvania law enforcement according to new data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. Since 2013, citations for distracted driving have increased 172 percent. In 2017 alone, citations were up by 52 percent. Distracted driving is a broad category that includes any activity that takes aRead More »
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