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Sleepy drivers are among the most dangerous

Pennsylvania readers are aware of the dangers of any type of negligent or reckless driving. Distraction, intoxication and speeding are all common reasons for car accidents, and most people are aware of the risk involved with these behaviors. However, you may not be aware of the dangers associated with drowsy driving.

Know the signs of drunk driving

In and around Pittsburgh, your safety may be at risk because of people who consume alcohol then drive. It's not fair that you may be a cautious and law-abiding driver, yet suffer injury because of another person's negligence. Drunk drivers are menaces to Pennsylvania roadways. If you know how to recognize signs of possible drunk driving, you may be able to safely distance your vehicle from a driver who is causing you concern.

Speeding is much more dangerous than people realize

Drivers in Pennsylvania violate many different traffic regulations every day. One of the more common ones that is broken every day is speeding. Many people drive over the speed limit for a variety of reasons. It could be because they are late for something, just want to get home after a long day, simply like driving fast or are impatient. However, no matter the reason and even though it is common practice, it is still dangerous and can lead to many car accidents.

Four people brought to hospital after car crash

Many people rely on their cars and drive them almost every day. People use them to get almost everywhere they go. This could be to go to work, to school, to the store, to run errands, go to dinner, get together with friends and family and for many other reasons. While people are driving, it is almost a guarantee that they will not be the only vehicle on the roads as well and will have to interact with the other vehicles. This interaction can lead to many car accidents and all drivers need to drive safely to avoid them.

No disruptions while driving

A recent feature from Apple helps eliminate the temptation and prevalence of cell phone use while driving. Do Not Disturb While Driving rolled out the iPhone software in late 2017 in an attempt to curb dangerous distractions for drivers.

Whiplash from a car accident can cause significant problems

There are many things that in a driver's control while they are driving in Pennsylvania. They can control their speed, their brakes, checking blind spots, signaling turns, obeying traffic signals and simply paying attention to the road. However, there are dangers on the road they cannot control. That is the actions of the other drivers on the road. People who are driving perfectly can still end up in a car accident because another driver did something wrong.

Tell teens it's okay to be basic: technology and driving

When you first learned to drive, cars seemed pretty basic. Your parent's car had crank windows. You remember when cassette tape players and flipping through static-laden radio stations were your options for music. Your parents kept a book of maps in the car and stopped to ask for directions if they needed them.

Multiple-vehicle car crash leads to one death and three injuries

There are many different roads conditions that people in Pennsylvania deal with as they drive throughout the year. Some of the most dangerous conditions occur during the winter when there is snow and ice on the roads, but the summer months can create problems as well. When it rains the roads are slicker, and hydroplaning can become an issue. Another problem that drivers need to deal with in the spring and summer is construction.

Many people suffer traumatic brain injuries in car accidents

There are many safety features in vehicles in Pennsylvania now to try and help prevent accidents from occurring or lessen the damages people suffered when accidents do occur. However, despite all of the technological advances, people still get into car accidents and suffer injuries as a result. That is why it is still very important for people to obey the traffic laws, avoid distractions and drive safely.

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