Pennsylvania state police have recently confirmed that some roadways within the Keystone State have a statistically higher number of crashes than others. Obviously, there is potential for a serious car accident anywhere the rubber meets the road, but there are apparently several factors that increase the risk on certain stretches of road. In an effort to raise awareness and encourage drivers to be extra cautious, police have offered some inside knowledge for drivers.
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Under most circumstances, a driver tries to avoid a crash by driving safely and following the laws. Recently, a strange exception to the norm made headlines in Pennsylvania. In a seemingly baffling case, a woman admits to causing a car accident, and her explanation caused a judge to take pause.
Automotive technology has progressed over time, making today's cars far safer than their earlier predecessors. Each year, manufacturers have added and tweaked most standard vehicle features to decrease the likelihood of serious injury or death in the event of an auto accident. The state of Pennsylvania has even become a place where self-driving cars are tested. Recently, one company launched a new product to improve a vehicle feature that has remained relatively unchanged since it's inception.
The Keystone State is ready to roar into the 20s, recently closing out the decade and welcoming a brand new year. Some people make resolutions or set goals for what they'd like to achieve, and others enjoy reminiscing about favorite moments of years past. No matter the specifics, people generally focus on positive things, and certainly do not anticipate stressful matters like suffering injury and needing to file a car accident claim.
Pennsylvania residents might be shocked to learn that when it comes to crashes resulting from winter weather, the Keystone State ranks second in the nation. There are certainly other states that traditionally see far more snow accumulation, but snow is only one hazard drivers face during the winter months. Ice, freezing rain, winds and limited visibility can also contribute to a car accident.
Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans, especially teenagers. These days, it is not uncommon for the average person to check social media accounts several times a day. For many, social media is a coping mechanism, as many people feel posting on various social platforms is a way to express feelings he or she may otherwise have trouble sharing. Recently, a Pennsylvania teen used the social media app Tiktok after a crash but soon learned not everyone was inclined to hit the "like" button when a car accident was the subject of a post.
Though it is not yet winter, snow and ice have arrived in Pennsylvania like those pesky relatives that show up hours early for a family gathering. Residents are happy to see them, but a bit more time to prepare would have been nice. In the last week, winter weather took the Keystone State by surprise, and some unfortunate souls had to deal with a car accident instead of holiday plans.
Some areas of Pennsylvania have already been hit with a bout of winter weather, and it won't be long until drivers have to contend with snow and ice. Dangerous road conditions require extra vigilance, and during the winter months, drivers must contend with increased holiday traffic and decreased daylight. Even an experienced and law-abiding driver can become the victim of a car accident in the blink of an eye.
Pennsylvania drivers know that when a rescue vehicle such as a fire truck, police car or ambulance hits the lights and sirens, other drivers should pull off to the side of the road as quickly and safely as they can. When an ambulance is carrying a victim in need if emergency treatment, every second counts. Rescue workers do their best to reach the hospital as soon as possible, but a recent rescue attempt actually caused a car accident.
As the leaves begin to display brilliant colors that signal long dark nights and crisp cool weather, the Keystone State readies itself for the upcoming holiday season. This time of year, driving through Pennsylvania can be both beautiful and dangerous. As the temperatures dip and the weather becomes temperamental, drivers need to be wary of road conditions. Driving, even in ideal conditions, can result in a serious car accident that potentially affects a victim for a long time to come.