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Accident Liability for Poor Road Conditions


Like any other state, Pennsylvania’s roads and highways need ongoing repairs and upkeep to maintain their safety. Although there is federal funding, every state has a specific budget that is set for ongoing, necessary maintenance, repair work, and construction. Even though taxes are used for road work, it is difficult to keep up with the » Read More

 

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?


Determining who is responsible for a truck accident is not always an easy task. This is because accidents involving trucks and tractor-trailers are often more complicated than an accident involving two smaller vehicles. For example, if a truck driver drifts out of the proper lane and hits a vehicle driving alongside the truck, most would » Read More

 

Driverless Cars Can Make Traffic Lights and Tickets Disappear


A recent University of Delaware study predicts driverless car technology could bring big changes to American roadways. With improved traffic coordination and fuel efficiency capacities, driverless cars may reduce the need for traffic lights and eliminate speeding tickets in the future. Researchers used simulation software and driving simulation facilities to explore the most current innovations » Read More

 

New Pennsylvania Work Zone Law


Pennsylvania work zones just became safer for drivers and workers, thanks to a new law signed by Governor Tom Wolf last month. Targeted at reducing speeding in work zone areas, the recently passed Automated Speed Enforcement bill allows select state agencies to use radar and other recording equipment to monitor the speed of vehicles traveling » Read More

 

Avoiding Truck Accidents During the Holidays


Although parking lots at shopping malls are packed with cars during the holiday season, many people have turned to shopping online for gifts and supplies. This translates into more delivery trucks on the roads throughout December. They are on all the roads and highways, and these increasing numbers lead to more truck accidents during the » Read More

 

Roundabouts Reduce Traffic Accidents


Traffic circles, roundabouts, and rotaries can be a little intimidating for drivers. Yet, even though complaints are made, proponents of these rounded intersections make a good case for their safety. Studies have shown that roundabouts show a 10 percent decrease in bicycle accidents, 30 to 40 percent reduction in pedestrian accidents, 75 percent less crashes » Read More

 

Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Driving


Thanksgiving is the time to gather with family and old friends and celebrate our blessings. Unfortunately, it is also one of the worst times of year for car accidents because more people are on the road, making driving extra dangerous. AAA estimated that over 54 million Americans will be on the roads over the Thanksgiving » Read More

 

Pedestrian Accidents


When you think of car accidents, you probably picture one car crashing into another. What you may not realize is that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle related accidents. This commonly occurs when a pedestrian tries to cross a highway. When a pedestrian is » Read More

 

The Danger of Wearing Headphones While Driving


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 been » Read More

 

Distracted Driving is Still a Serious Problem


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 at » Read More

 

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