In most parts of Pennsylvania, winter has been considerably mild, at least through the beginning of February. Drivers across the Keystone State have likely enjoyed not having to contend with as much snow and ice as they usually experience during the winter months. One might think that favorable driving conditions reduce the number of serious car and SUV accidents, and while that may be somewhat true, driver error is still a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents.
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Choosing a vehicle can be a difficult task. In states like Pennsylvania, where a driver may have to navigate through all sorts of weather conditions over the course of a year, an SUV may be an attractive choice. These vehicles are often featured in commercials that show an SUV hauling an entire family comfortably while climbing a precarious mountainside or crossing a small stream, but advertisers do not often feature realistic looking SUV accidents.
When Pennsylvania residents learn to drive, they must know what to do when an accident occurs. After a crash, drivers must pull to the side of the roadway as soon as is safely possible, contact police and render aid, if possible, to any victims while waiting for help to arrive. Recently, the driver believed to have been at fault for an SUV accident apparently chose to ignore the laws.
Many people make travel plans over the holiday season. An SUV can come in handy when people need to transport a crowd, luggage and other bulky cargo. These popular vehicles are usually featured in advertisements that tout both safety and convenience, but SUV accidents can potentially cause more damage than crashes involving smaller passenger vehicles.
Autumn has officially arrived in Pennsylvania, and the excitement of a new school semester may have waned a bit. Students and parents have by now settled into a routine, and mundane moments like packing a lunch and catching the bus are just part of a normal day. Drivers might have also become less vigilant, and a recent SUV accident demonstrates how quickly such a mistake can cause injury or death.
Many Pennsylvania residents own an SUV. These vehicles are often advertised as being safe and affordable way to move groups of people or cargo that may not fit in a smaller passenger vehicle. However, SUVs are not immune to serious damage, and a recent story about SUV accidents is a sobering reality about the dangers of driving drunk.
When teens are learning to drive, many parents consider an SUV to be a safe option for a young driver. Many of these larger vehicles are equipped with extra safety features. Still, in the event of an SUV accident, there is potential for passengers to suffer serious injury and even loss of life. A recent Pennsylvania crash underscores this risk.
Owning an SUV is a practical choice for many Pennsylvania drivers. These vehicles are great for transporting a group of people together, such as a family with children or carpooling co-workers. The downside is that there is potential for a higher number of casualties in the event of SUV accidents.
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.
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.