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Pennsylvania tour bus crash and truck pileup results in 5 deaths and 60 injuries

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, Pennsylvania saw, first-hand, how dangerous slick road conditions can be — especially for large buses and trucks. According to ABC News, a bus full of foreign tourists lost control on Interstate-76 near New Stanton while traveling from New Jersey to Ohio. The crash reportedly occurred around 3:40 a.m., when temperatures had...

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Does educating drivers on the dangers of speeding work? Safety advocates say no.

In 2018, more than 9,300 people have been killed in speed-related collisions across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This accounts for almost 800 deaths a month. At high speeds, drivers often need more time and distance to stop or slow down to avoid a crash. The faster a...

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Pennsylvania Second Most Dangerous State for Winter Driving, According to Recent Study

Winter is less than a month away, but even before it officially arrives, conditions can get slick. Out of all weather-related crashes that occur in the United States each year, nearly 40 percent are caused by show and ice, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). If you drive in Pennsylvania, driving in wintery...

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Aggressive truck drivers are putting Pennsylvania lives at risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines aggressive driving as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Common aggressive driving behaviors include: Excessive speeding Weaving through traffic Failing to obey stop signs or traffic signals Tailgating Aggressive driving is often fueled by the...

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The Best ideas for Avoiding Accidents on Pennsylvania’s Rural Roads

How bad are rural roads and bridges in Pennsylvania? A new study says Pennsylvania drivers are nearly three times as likely to die on rural roads, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The study, “Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland,” ranks Pennsylvania: 12th in rural roads in poor condition at 21 percent 4th in rural...

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Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney Discusses Distracted Driving & Emergency Responders at Risk

You often see them pulled over or navigating their way through traffic with lights flashing. Emergency responders are often the first to arrive at a catastrophe. Yet in the process, they are often put in harm’s way themselves, according to a recent study. Emergency responders are often vulnerable to being struck by inattentive or reckless...

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