One of the perks of using a smart phone is the variety of apps that the user can access to make some aspects of life easier or safer. One of those is the ride-sharing program started by Uber. A recent study was conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center to asses whether this service has reduced the risk of an alcohol-related car accident.
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The automobile is such a status symbol that a person's social and economic standing is often based in part on the year and model of vehicle that one drives. Partially in an effort to appeal to potential owners, many of the latest models are including an array of technological options that are marketed as a way of enhancing one's driving experience. Unfortunately, these options are often a deadly distraction that can lead to a serious or fatal Pennsylvania car accident.
The Pennsylvania highways are heavily traveled thoroughfares that are the scenes of countless serious crashes. These wrecks take a terrible toll on families through both physical injuries and monetary damages. One recent car accident damaged several vehicles and caused one woman to suffer physical injuries.
The majority of travelers likely do not contemplate the dangers they may face as they get behind the wheel every day. However, motor vehicles can become a deadly weapon given the wrong circumstances and an inattentive driver. A recent car accident in Pennsylvania claimed the lives of two more victims who likely did not foresee the coming tragedy.
One of the most popular tools that has changed the way people communicate is using cell phones to text instead of calling. Unfortunately, this technology has also lead to more than one fatal car accident due to drivers using text while driving. Recently, a trial has been set for a Pennsylvania woman who was allegedly texting before a crash.
Over the past few years, several car companies have been testing the technology behind autonomous vehicles. While many believe these vehicles may increase efficiency and reduce the risks of being involved in a car accident, it remains to be seen whether these machines will perform well over time. Pennsylvania lawmakers recently introduced a bill that calls for greater regulation of these vehicles on the commonwealth's roadways.
Recently, one calm summer afternoon was the setting for a family of seven who decided to enjoy the day by taking a walk. However, that walk quickly turned into a nightmare after the entire Pennsylvania family was injured in a terrible car accident. While the cause of the wreck is still unknown, the lives of the entire family may be forever changed.
Probably one of a parent's greatest fears is having a child hurt or killed in an accident. While not every accident can be avoided, there are steps parents can take to help protect their children from suffering a serious injury due to an auto accident. In order to help parents do more to protect their families, Pennsylvania has revised its laws regarding car seat use.
One of the most common causes of death in the state of Pennsylvania is attributed to car crashes. In previous years, the commonwealth has issued a highway safety plan that it hoped would reduce the number of victims who die as a result of a car accident. Its most recent plan has the goal of eliminating traffic deaths completely over a 30-year span.
Car insurance companies view teen drivers as a high-risk category due in part to their inexperience and impulsive behaviors behind the wheel. However, even though these young drivers are often at fault when there is a serious or fatal car accident, sometimes there are mitigating factors. One Pennsylvania woman was recently convicted for her role in a fatal accident that occurred in 2015.