Pennsylvania residents are probably used to sharing the road with a garbage truck or two throughout an average week. It can be frustrating to get stuck behind one of these vehicles, but drivers may want to think twice before trying to pass around a garbage truck when there is no designated passing area. Certainly, a truck accident could be caused by an impatient driver, but recent statistics reveal that some sanitation drivers are truly a danger to the public.
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Pennsylvania residents know all too well that, when autumn arrives, so do the deer. For drivers, deer can be a surprise obstacle, as the creatures seem to pop out of nowhere right in front of a moving vehicle. Many roads within the state have signs indicating where deer frequently cross busy roads, but they can cross anywhere, and drivers must remain alert. Recently, a truck accident put an entire community at risk.
The Poconos are a favorite vacation destination for Pennsylvania residents and visitors from out of state. Each year, travelers flock to this beautiful mountain region that offers something for everyone. Recently, a truck accident caused such devastating damage and injury that all three lanes on the westbound side of I-80 in Monroe County had to be closed.
Pennsylvania has many busy highways, and during the summer months, when traffic can be heavy, motorists may grow impatient at the delays an accident can cause. Recently, a man who was caught for hours in a traffic backup lost his cool and now faces charges. The incident took place after a truck accident that caused a six-hour delay on the road.
Many cities and towns in Pennsylvania offer public transportation. Whether a person is a tourist that does not know his or her way around, a daily commuter or a person that just needs a lift, taking the bus is a common way to get from place to place in the Keystone State. While certainly an efficient mode of transportation, people may not be aware of the danger they may be in, especially in the event of a truck accident.
Pennsylvania drivers might get nervous when driving through construction zones on busy highways. The state does its best to keep the roads in good shape, but sometimes, repairs must be made during times when traffic is heavy. Construction on the interstate frequently leads to changes in traffic patterns, and drivers must remain alert to try to avoid a serious car or truck accident.
School is out, and Pennsylvania children are enjoying all that summer has to offer. Whether a trip to the local park or a long drive to an out-of-town vacation, families everywhere are loading up the car and hitting the road. With summer months often bringing heavier traffic, drivers should remain vigilant. Even when proper precautions are taken and drivers obey traffic laws, there is no guarantee one will not become the victim of a fatal car or truck accident.
Pennsylvania will play host for a special competition this year. The National Truck Driving Championship will be held in August. This is an annual event to find the best truck drivers in the nation. In order to compete, a driver must be truck accident free for at least one year.
A Pennsylvania parent might have trouble explaining his or her career to a child. Families often exchange stories about each other's days, and while parents can relate to stories told by children about a day at school, a child might have trouble imagining what a parent's day at work looks like. Recently, one father decided to give his son an up close look at his chosen career. It ended in tragedy when the boy became the victim of a fatal truck accident.
Pennsylvania drivers that have ever traveled a busy interstate can vouch for the fact that there are always large trucks whizzing by with the regular traffic. While many truck drivers go out of their way to make safety a priority, some drive in a dangerous manner that increases the risk of a truck accident. Unfortunately, it has come to light that when a truck accident happens, it is often the responsibility of the driver involved to report any pending charges to his or her employer.