The clocks have sprung forward, and Pennsylvania residents are looking forward to nice weather and longer days. After being cooped up for months, the prospect of getting out and about is certainly a tantalizing notion. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel always carries a risk. Each year, car, truck, and SUV accidents continue to claim lives across the Keystone State.
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Pennsylvania residents experienced a blast of winter weather over the past several days. Inches of snow and ice piled up across the Keystone State, and in many districts, school was cancelled or delayed due to inclement conditions. Recently, a tragedy calls attention to the dangers of SUV accidents.
Pennsylvania drivers have certainly noticed the crowded highways in recent weeks. Holiday travel on top of daily commutes can lead to traffic congestion. When road conditions are far from ideal, and winter weather may be a factor, drivers need to remain alert. SUV accidents remain a chief concern because the design of the vehicle can lead to an increased chance of a rollover during a crash.
Most Pennsylvania residents probably remember when they learned to drive. With so much critical information to take in, preparing a teen for the roads can be a daunting task. While drivers' education programs can certainly help, it often falls on a parent to supervise as a teen practices to take the driving test, and if the teen is learning in a larger vehicle, there is serious risk of SUV accidents.
Pennsylvania roadways are busy. Seemingly never-ending road construction and other drivers can make arriving at one's destination on time a challenge. Drivers who drive distracted or recklessly can cause an SUV accident that can leave the unsuspecting seriously injured or worse.
Driving on Pennsylvania roads can be a dangerous task. Ongoing road construction, weather conditions and other drivers can make navigating the roads treacherous at times. SUV accidents can occur at any time, regardless of the skill or experience of the driver. And even with all the safety features, misfortune can still occur.
A smaller sized SUV crossed over the center line of a Pennsylvania roadway, causing a head-on collision in Allentown on a recent Tuesday evening, officials report. The motor vehicle accident occurred at 7:47 p.m., just south of the local college. The first vehicle was traveling eastbound when it veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a larger-sized motor vehicle. SUV accidents such as this one have the potential for severe consequences.
Sport utility vehicles blend a truck's cargo carrying capacity with the passenger carrying capacity of a smaller enclosed vehicle. Consumers buy SUVs for their size and four-wheel drive capability. However, due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, those who are involved in SUV accidents face an increased risk of serious injury. Recently, one such accident in Pennsylvania claimed the life of one man.