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Steps to take after one is in a car crash


It is a smart idea for people in Pennsylvania to prepare in advance for different events. This can make the various events that arise in people's lives go much smoother than they may go without preparation. This is easy to do when the people know an event is going to happen at a specific time and place. However, there are many events in people's lives that are unexpected, and people do not know if the event will occur, much less when and where the event will occur.

When one can receive compensation after a hit-and-run crash


Driving cars in Pennsylvania can be very convenient and is the preferred mode of transportation for many people. However, it can also be dangerous and many people are involved in car accidents every year. The victims of these accidents can be left with damaged vehicles and serious injuries. This is why every driver in Pennsylvania is required to have car insurance on their vehicles. This is to help ensure that the victims are made whole afterwards.

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.

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