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August 2, 2021
Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

Pennsylvania Teen Car Accidents: The Statistics

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered among the “100 Deadliest Days” to drive, due to newly permitted and licensed teen drivers hitting the road. How safe is Pennsylvania for these teens behind the wheel? WTAJ News took a look at the statistics. Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of […]

July 5, 2021
Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

Travel is Down, But Fatal Accidents are Up

The U.S. recorded its highest fatal road accident total in 13 years, despite fewer people being on the road due to the pandemic, according to an article this month in Trib Live. Fatalities were up 7 percent from the previous year, killing an estimated 38,680 people, the most since 2007. This increase occurred during a […]

April 26, 2021
Study Finds Alarming Rise in Wrong-Way Crashes

Study Finds Alarming Rise in Wrong-Way Crashes

A recent study found a sharp increase in deaths nationwide caused by drivers going the wrong way,  according to an article in the Pittsburgh Gazette. Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reviewed nationwide data from 2004 through 2019. They found an average of 360 wrong-way crashes per year in 2004 compared to an average […]

New Bills Mandate Snow Removal

New Bills Mandate Snow Removal

Even though the calendar has moved into springtime, legislators in several states are still thinking about winter. Specifically, significant fines for drivers who don’t remove snow and ice from the tops of their vehicles, according to an article in Land Line. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other states already have laws in place, the […]

February 18, 2021
Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Fatal Crashes Rise During Pandemic

Less congested roads during the pandemic should have made driving safer, but instead seemingly had the opposite effect, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The rate of car crash deaths went up in 2020 even as the miles driven went down. Unimpeded roads inspired drivers to speed, which in turn increased the […]

February 8, 2021
What to do After a Car Accident

What to do After a Car Accident

What you do in the minutes following a car accident could go a long way toward affecting related litigation, according to a recent article in Forbes. The article details the steps to take immediately following an auto accident. Step 1: Ensure Safety Before you do anything else, check for injuries. Call 911 if there are […]

A Trucker’s Responsibility in an Accident

A Trucker’s Responsibility in an Accident

Preparing for an accident before it happens and knowing what to do if it does are key responsibilities of truck drivers, according to an article on the Travelers website. Often, truck fleets have accident response plans to direct drivers step-by-step through the process. It may help to know more about these steps in the event […]

January 5, 2021
Rideshare Accidents Can Mean Larger Settlements

Rideshare Accidents Can Mean Larger Settlements

Uber and Lyft drivers typically pay more than the average motorist if they are at fault in an accident in Pennsylvania. That is because rideshare drivers are required to carry much higher insurance coverage than the typical individual. With a new study showing the prevalence of crashes involving such services, these higher payouts could impact […]

December 21, 2020
Teen and Older Drivers at Greater Risk of Auto Accidents

Teen and Older Drivers at Greater Risk of Auto Accidents

A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study found that the cars typically driven by teens and older adults play a key role in their risk for auto accidents, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. As teens typically drive hand-me-down cars and seniors stay with the same car for years, these vehicles tend to be […]

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

New PA Bill Would Protect Tow Truck Drivers, First Responders

A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly will mean increased fines for drivers not complying with the commonwealth’s law on cautionary driving near accidents. The current “steer clear” law requires that drivers approaching accident scenes on state highways either slow down or move over by one lane to protect first responders. However, increased crash […]