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Pennsylvania Experiencing Highest Percentage Increase in Pedestrian Deaths From Motor Vehicle Incidents

In Pennsylvania, pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high. According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles skyrocketed by 41 percent in the first six months of 2018 compared to the first six months of 2017. A jarring total of 90 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania traffic-related incidents during the span - 26 more than the 64 fatalities in 2017 - which was the eighth largest total and highest percentage increase (41%) within the United States.

New York Woman Awarded $27.5 Million After Losing Leg in a Bus Accident

If you live or work in a city, chances are you cross a bustling street every day and don't think twice about it. Imagine, however, that as you are crossing the street, a bus collides with you, mangling your legs. It not only costs you your physical capabilities, but also your state of mind and your independence as someone who is able to provide for themselves.

How to Bike Safely in Traffic

action-activity-adults-172484.jpgAs more people turn to bicycles to commute to work, they need to familiarize themselves with the rules of the road. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 835 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. This is the highest number of cyclist deaths in 15 years. Cyclists can work toward avoiding an accident with other motorists by learning how to bike safely around cars.
Read on for tips on how to be a safe cyclist on the roads:

3 Ways to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents This Spring

1233sunset-summer-motorcycle.jpgSpring is finally here, and soon motorcycles will return to the roads in greater numbers. Unfortunately, springtime in Pittsburgh sees a lot of rain and wet roads due to melted snow, which can lead to an increase in motorcycle accidents. Staying safe on a motorcycle is a main priority for any rider, especially when weather is involved. As the days begin to grow warmer, it's important to refresh your memory on motorcycle safety.

Driverless Car Technology: What You Need to Know

app-2941689_960_720.jpgA few years ago, self-driving cars were essentially science fiction. However, they're a real concept now--and they're already on the roads. Driverless car technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which means most of us have probably missed a few key developments if we haven't been keeping up lately. Check out these four facts to help bring your driverless car knowledge back up to speed:

Dangerous Driving Mistakes Teens Make

person-woman-smartphone-car.jpgDid you know motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 20? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1,886 drivers aged 15-20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, and statistics say teens are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than adults. To protect teen drivers, we've compiled a list of the most common mistakes new drivers make, and how to prevent them.

4 Safe Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

pexels-photo-228094.jpgWith the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the roads will see an increase in traffic as people travel to see their friends and families or get away for vacation. Thanksgiving is not only a busy travel time, but it is right on the cusp of the winter season. Travel during this time always comes hand in hand with the risk of uncertain weather.

Here are a few tips for driving safely this Thanksgiving weekend:

Prepare Your Car
It's too easy in the hustle and bustle of the season to forget to prepare your car for travel, but it's worth getting that last minute inspection to ensure you don't have any unexpected problems on the road. This is also a great time to find your ice scrapers, check your tire pressure, and stock your car with emergency supplies for the winter ahead.

4 Things You Need To Do If You're in a Motorcycle Accident

pexels-photo-581295.jpgAnyone who owns and rides a motorcycle knows the serious safety risks involved. Motorcyclists face more threats on the road than most drivers, and they are especially vulnerable when faced with drivers who are negligent, unaware, or unwilling to share the road.

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