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How autumn leaves change the highways for drivers

One of the most beautiful seasons is autumn, especially when the colors of the trees change from bright green to hues of red, orange and yellow. However, those beautiful leaves easily betray drivers as they begin to fall in late September and early October.

Pennsylvania motorcyclists are especially vulnerable because the leaves tend to litter the highway and create a slick driving surface - which means less traction for bikers during their autumn rides.

Don't do the following when making a car insurance claim

A motor vehicle accident can change your life in an instant. Not only is your health and well-being at risk, but the same also holds true of your finances.

Making a car insurance claim is easier said than done, as you must keep a close eye on everything your provider and agent are doing. It's easy to assume your agent is on your side, but they're more likely to make decisions in their best interest.

Seat belt use is up overall, but down for teens

We have all heard the phrase "click-it or ticket." It has been a nationwide movement for years to increase seat belt use, and therefore, safety.

People remember to buckle up before heading out on the road much more than they used to even 20 years ago. But there is still a long way to go--especially considering that many Pennsylvania teenagers might not be using their seat belts at all.

New device could help increase diagnoses of brain injuries

After a serious accident, it is fairly easy to detect physical injuries. They are visible and often extremely painful.

However, internal injuries--such as head or brain injuries--can be more of a challenge. The symptoms might not appear right away. This can lead to delayed diagnoses and even worse injuries in the long run. 

Should you pay more for full-tort insurance coverage?

Every state has its own approach to car insurance, which can make it very confusing for people to understand the basics of how these policies work. How much coverage do you need? Which riders are really necessary to protect you? With contracts that take up many pages, it can be difficult to tell.

Pennsylvania motor vehicle insurance companies offer two options for coverage that differ quite a bit from what is available in other states. You have the option of purchasing either full tort or limited tort policies. As the name implies, limited tort policies have strict limitations on your right to bring certain civil actions after a crash.

Know the warning signs that a dog might bite

Warm weather sends many Allentown residents into the outdoors to enjoy recreational activities, such as running or biking. In this weather, many pet owners let their dogs out in the yard to roam and enjoy the outdoors as well. 

Usually, people and dogs can coexist in the outdoors, especially when dog owners have the proper fencing or leashes for their dogs. However, the risk of dog bites increases in the summertime. So, it is critical for individuals to be aware of the warning signs that a dog could bite to avoid the risk of an injury.

Could relaxed truck drive time rules put Pennsylvanians at risk?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that they plan to ease up on some of their strict driving time regulations. For many truck drivers, this seems like good news. However, reducing these regulations could put other motorists on Pennsylvania roads in danger. 

Summer camp injuries: What parents must know

Summer camp is a good way to keep children from feeling that slump in the middle of their summer vacation. It also gives working parents a break from finding all-day childcare services or taking off of work.

However, children also face a significant risk of suffering a serious injury while away at camp. And these injuries can create complex situations for Lehigh Valley families to handle.

Keeping the family safe at the pool this summer

Taking the kids to the pool can be a fun and popular activity during the warm summer months. It keeps kids active on the hottest days of the year.

However, there are several risks that parents should be aware of when they take their family to the pool, and a fun day at the pool could take a frightening turn quicker than expected.

Why are the summer months so dangerous for drivers?

Most Pennsylvanians might consider the winter months of ice and snow to be the most dangerous for drivers. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that July through September are actually some of the deadliest months on the road. 

So, what makes the roads so dangerous in the summertime?

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