Category: Vehicle Accidents

Preparing Your Vehicle for the Coldest Months of the Year

According to historic U.S. climate data, people living in and around Philadelphia can expect the average temperature to hover somewhere between the low to mid 40-degree mark from December through February. If you fall into this category as a resident of the Commonwealth, you can expect chilly weather for three months–a full quarter of any […]

Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney

There are many conditions that can contribute to traffic accidents. While some, such as traveling speed and attention to the road, are within a driver’s control, others, such as road condition, often are not. Poor road conditions are an especially pressing problem in many areas of Pennsylvania, where one in five roads is in poor […]

Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney

Nearly every Pennsylvania driver has experienced the dizzying feeling of falling asleep or almost dozing while behind the wheel. In fact, statistics show that approximately 20 percent of individuals admit to unintentionally snoozing while driving. Whether it’s because they got too little sleep the night before or they’ve been awake for hours and hours, the […]

The Psychology Behind Hit-And-Run Collisions

If it seems difficult to imagine someone hitting a pedestrian or cyclist and just continuing on without staying at the scene, you might be surprised to learn that it happens more frequently than you might assume. According to a study from AAA in spring 2018, the annual number of hit-and-run fatalities increased 62 percent between […]

Will Uber's New Safety Initiatives in Philly Be Effective?

Need a ride to or from the Philly airport? Looking for a quick way to get into the city without taking the train, bus, or your personal vehicle? You’ve probably considered a rideshare app like Uber. But like many people, you may be concerned about the safety ramifications. As it turns out, Uber’s CEO, Dara […]

Enforcement of Texting Law Is Inconsistent in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians have a puzzle on their hands. Namely, why are people who text and drive in Schuylkill County about three times less likely to be charged by police than those who do the same thing in Snyder County? After all Schuylkill County has around 142,000 residents; by comparison, Snyder County has roughly 40,000, according to […]

When Are You at the Greatest Risk for a Crash in Pennsylvania?

Before you buckle up and head out for a leisurely drive to visit the Philadelphia Zoo or take the kids to a long-awaited trip to Longwood Gardens, you might want to look at both the calendar and the clock. After all, statistics say that certain times of the day–not to mention days of the week–put […]

A New PA Law Might Enable Dealers to Sell Defective Vehicles

Recently, Pennsylvanians were introduced to House Bill 1898. Sponsored by Delaware County House Representative James R. Santora and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf, the Bill seems to protect consumers who are purchasing pre-owned vehicles. However, some state and national advocacy groups have highlighted gaps in the legislation that they feel are loopholes in […]

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 […]