How Safely Do You Drive near School Buses?

August in the Philadelphia area brings a few certainties: last-minute trips to the Jersey shore; visits to King of Prussia Mall and other places for end-of-season bargains; and the onslaught of big, yellow school buses. From a driver’s perspective, those buses should serve as warning signs to be and stay alert. After all, each vehicle […]

Understanding the Causes of America's Troubling Pedestrian Death Increase 

Walking to work or school may no longer be the safest way to get around. Pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, with 6,000 people killed in 2016 and nearly that many again in 2017, representing a 46 percent increase from 2009, which was a low point for pedestrian deaths, according to the Washington Post. In […]

Opioids' Role in Driver Impairment Now Rivaling That of Marijuana

When recreational marijuana use was legalized in numerous states, it became an immediate concern for those worried about vehicle operators’ driving under the influence. Now, the growing problem of illegal and legal opioid use is causing just as much concern. And the numbers reveal that it’s a serious issue. The scope of the opioid problem […]

Night Shift Workers Face Many Dangers

Working third shift might seem like an ideal solution for numerous reasons. For instance, parents of young children often find it a worthwhile decision to take night shifts so they can spend time with their sons and daughters during the morning hours. Younger professionals may discover that being willing to work “graveyard” gives them a […]

Does FDA Approval Really Mean a Medical Device Is Safe?

If you exhibit skepticism when you see the latest, greatest medical discoveries that have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, you’re not alone. Many people are beginning to wonder whether the medical devices and products marketed to physicians and consumers might actually fall far short of their touted attributes. A recent opinion piece from […]

The Biggest Threats to Your Child’s Safety

Since the beginning of time, worrying has been part and parcel of parenthood. Moms, dads, and guardians take steps every day to ensure the safety of their children. If you’ve been blessed with kids of your own (even if they’re teenagers struggling against you for more independence), you understand how concern can keep you up […]

Fireworks Safety Tips for July 4th

For most of us, the Fourth of July is synonymous with socializing, celebrating, and enjoying fireworks. Yet far too many individuals and families fail to consider the risky nature of their home pyrotechnic displays until something tragic has happened. Just how dangerous can fireworks be? The National Fire Prevention Association tells us that across the […]

Will New Truck Enhancements Make Philly's Cyclists Safer?

By all accounts, cycling is increasing across the entire nation. The League of American Cyclists noted that the number of commuting bikers in our state  rose more than 100 percent between 2005 and 2013, landing Pennsylvania as the 12th most bike-commuter-friendly state. Plus, the organization gave Philadelphia a “Silver” report card rating in the autumn […]

A Closer Look at Pool-Related Dangers Facing Children

Maybe you have a pool. Perhaps your neighbor does. You might even have a swimming oasis that’s accessible to everyone in your Philadelphia community. After all, as of 2015, Pennsylvania was home to nearly 130,000 in-ground and almost 140,000 above-ground pools, according to figures from The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. In other words, […]

Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series Philly Drivers Warned by NHTSA

Getting into your own or someone else’s vehicle? Do yourself a favor and quickly check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) site. What you may not realize is that thousands of cars, trucks, SUVs, vans and motorcycles are being operated at great risk to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorists because of disregarded recalls. […]