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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

November 4, 2018 through November 11, 2018 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The National Sleep Foundation sponsors the public awareness event. 70 million people suffer from sleep disorders or are sleep deprived. As a result, the National Sleep Foundation says drowsy driving contributes greatly to car crashes. The organization advises adults to get seven to Read More

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Halloween Pedestrian Safety

Choosing a costume, trick-or-treating – Halloween is an exciting time for kids. But there are certain safety concerns that parents should know about. In addition to basic “stranger danger” concerns, parents and kids need to be cautious while travelling between houses. Children are twice more likely to be hit and killed by a car while Read More

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Worn treads increase chance of accidents

Rainy weather can increase the likelihood of a car accident. Add worn tire treads into the mix, and the chance of an accident becomes even higher. AAA research found that driving on wet highways with worn treads can increase stopping distances by 43% when compared with new tires. This study was done on treads worn Read More

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PA Insurance Requirements for Uber, Lyft

Pennsylvania regulations for Uber, Lyft and other ride share companies provide insurance requirements for vehicles operating through an app-based transportation service. App-based transportation services are subject to two different requirements for insurance (minimum levels of coverage) based on the status of the driver: one for if they are logged into the network and able to Read More

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Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney at the Time of an Accident is a Prudent Action

You’ve probably seen or heard advertisements saying that it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney at the time of an accident. You also might have thought that this was just another hard sell tactic. Not necessarily. There are solid reasons to take this immediate action. Say you’ve been in an accident of some kind–– Read More

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Herniated Discs

An injury that results in a herniated disc(s) can have lasting impacts on your life; it can lead to chronic pain in your back or neck. These injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents, but are often not diagnosed immediately. A herniated disc (also called ruptured disc, protruded disc, prolapsed disc, and slipped disc) is Read More

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Summer Increase in Teen Driving Accidents

The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are also known as the 100 Deadliest Days for teenage drivers. According to a new data analysis from AAA, more than 1,050 people – an average of 10 people per day – were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016. AAA says that is a Read More

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Technology and Distracted Driving

Voice-commands, touch screens, and other interactive technology are becoming common features in new cars. You may think these additions are making your ride safer, but a new study by AAA found that these technologies are actually creating a distraction for drivers. AAA’s Center for Driving Safety & Technology performed the study alongside the University of Read More

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Trust in Self-Driving Vehicles Following Fatal Crash

The fatal crash involving a pedestrian and one of Uber’s self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona has brought attention to the debate surrounding the regulation of this technology. Self-driving cars use sensors to detect or see obstacles around the vehicle. Currently, there are no federal standards in place regarding the reliability of these sensors. Proponents for Read More

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Stay Safe in Wet Weather

Rain contributes to about 1.2 million motor vehicle accidents every year.  Prevent collisions by preparing ahead of time for rainy conditions. AAA recommends several steps you can take to make sure your car is ready for the rain. Replace windshield wipers once they start leaving streaks or stop clearing the glass with one swipe.  Make Read More

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