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Holiday Drunk Driving

More than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During the holidays, the risk of being involved in a traffic accident increases. The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that in December 2016, 3,067 people were injured, and 781 people were killed in drunk… Read More

Thanksgiving Travel Safety

If you are traveling this holiday season, it is vital to focus on the road to avoid potential accidents. Almost 550 people were killed in crashes across the United States during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017. The following are safety tips to remember during the holiday season to ensure that you get to your… Read More

Facts Emphasize the Importance of Seat Belt Use

Thanks to legislation passed in the late 1960s, all manufacturers of vehicles must include seat belts in their designs. This leaves no reason for anyone to avoid using a seat belt restraint while driving. Still, not everyone admits that they wear their seat belt, particularly passengers in the back seat. Although the National Highway Traffic… Read More

CarPlay and Andriod Auto Updates Aim to Decrease Driver Distraction

It is common today to see people looking at their smart phones while driving.  Law enforcement officials may even say that the uptick in drivers using their phones while driving is an epidemic. Many drivers rely on their smart phones for GPS directions and to make phone calls while driving. Although texting while driving is… Read More

DUI Arrests and Zero Tolerance

In Pennsylvania, drivers will be issued a driving under the influence (DUI) violation if they are impaired by a specific substance, such as alcohol, over the counter medication, and illicit drugs. State troopers have a zero-tolerance approach to DUIs in Pennsylvania, but state police want to get the word out and would rather educate drivers… Read More

Who is Liable for My Accident?

Car accidents can be scary with damages or injuries causing a lengthy aftermath. Luckily, insurance can often help, but how do you determine liability for the accident itself? There are several factors that help determine fault. State legislatures now base liability more on motor vehicle statutes than on common law. Being considered at-fault for a… Read More

Accidents with Emergency Vehicles

Emergency vehicles can appear at any moment and no driver ever wants to unexpectedly be involved in a car accident with one. Although you may believe that it is nearly impossible to get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, accidents with emergency vehicles happen at about the same rate as other car accidents. To… Read More

Understanding Pennsylvania’s DUI Laws

In 2003, Pennsylvania updated its laws regarding intoxicated driving in two ways:  it lowered the blood alcohol content needed to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and increased penalties associated with multiple convictions. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers aged 21 and older is now reduced from .10 percent to… Read More

How Can I Keep My Teen Driver Safe?

For many people, the learning curve for driving begins when they are in their teenage years. Because teen drivers are less experienced than their older counterparts, they tend to produce higher than average accident rates. However, teens can take precautionary measures to reduce their risk of getting into a car accident. Teen Driving Statistical Information… Read More

Who is Liable in a Rear-End Accident?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that rear-end accidents account for about 28 percent of all accidents in the United States. This is in comparison with other types of accidents, such as improper lane changes, which accounted for about nine percent of accidents or running off the road as a result of losing control… Read More

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