When Allentown residents hear about distracted driving, they often think of teenagers or young adults looking down at their phones while behind the wheel. Of course, cellphone use among drivers is still a primary concern and cause of car accidents on Pennsylvania roads.
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.
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.
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.
As technology advances, so do our gadgets. Many vehicles now have back-up cameras to help drivers park--some cars even parallel park by themselves. But these advances now extend well beyond parking assistance.
For years now, activists and lawmakers alike have worked to pass laws to prevent distracted driving on Pennsylvania roads. Reckless drivers who text while driving have faced the risk of paying significant fines and receiving a ticket since early 2012.
All winter, we look forward to the warm weather and sunshine that spring and summer bring. We all want to get back in the outdoors as soon as possible.
The physical damage of a car accident is plain to see.
The warmer weather leads many people to bring out their motorcycles and ride through the city's beautiful streets. However, more motorcycles on the road increases the chance of devastating motorcycle accidents.
Sharing the road with semi-trucks can be a little frightening. It can bring to mind images of a jack-knifed truck on icy roads or a rollover blocking the highway.