Bucks County Teen Staying Positive After Bus Crash

A Bucks County student is attempting to adapt to life in a wheelchair after a bus accident in February left his paralyzed from the chest down. The accident occurred in Boston and involved a busload of Philadelphia-area teens who had been on a tour at Harvard University. The accident occurred on Feb. 2 when the […]

Study Teens Together In Cars Results In More Accidents

Pennsylvania toughened its rules on teen drivers in December in an attempt to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents involving young motorists. Research studies have indicated that the presence of other young people in a car driven by a teen motorist may be one of the most common reasons that such accidents occur. The […]

Study Finds Drowsy Driving More Prevalent Than Previously Known

While on the road, have you ever noticed yourself drifting off? Head bobbing? Yawning frequently? According to a recent study performed by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, drowsy driving is an even bigger problem than people originally imagined. The researchers provided the over 100 study participants with vehicles equipped with high-tech sensors to monitor their driving […]

Another Fatal Tour Bus Crash Occurs Amid Fed Crackdown

Last month, a tour bus accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike claimed the lives of the bus driver and the Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse coach, who was pregnant with a child. The tragic accident was one of several that have occurred recently involving tour buses, including one that occurred today in Texas. The Texas crash […]

New Study Shows Promise In Treating Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries are often catastrophic because they frequently result in partial or complete paralysis. Around 11,000 Americans each year suffer from spinal cord injuries, and about 1.3 million people in the United States are paralyzed, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Because spinal cord injuries affect so many people in Pennsylvania and […]

Philadelphia Family Plagued By Hit And Runs

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare for their child to be involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. For one Philadelphia dad, that nightmare recently came true, not just once, but twice. The man’s 10-year old daughter was struck by a car as she was crossing a street in Fishtown Thursday. The young girl, who is an […]

Report Teen Driving Fatalities Up Drastically Last Year

A scary new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that highway fatalities involving teens in the United States increased by 19 percent during the first half of 2012. Overall, highway fatalities increased by 8 percent during the same time period. The report indicated that there were 240 highway fatalities involving drivers ages 16 […]

Critics Say Money Is Driving Philadelphia Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras have popped up all over the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia and South Jersey, and soon they could be coming to Philadelphia suburbs. The purpose of the red light cameras is to dissuade drivers from running red lights at dangerous intersections, but critics say the red light cameras are actually doing more harm […]

Safety Group Warns That Fatalities Will Rise If Policy Is Ignored

For about a decade, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were on the decline. However, according to preliminary data from 2012, highway fatalities are starting to rise and safety advocates warn that they could keep going up unless action is taken. In fact, last month the […]

Distractions A Common Cause Of Philadelphia Pedestrian Accidents

With increasing regularity, pedestrians are crossing roadways while focusing their senses on texting, talking on the phone, listening to music or being otherwise distracted by their personal technology, and the trend is having a noticeable impact on the pedestrian accidents being seen in Philadelphia and nationally. According to a recent study, more than 26 percent […]

Holiday Drunk Driving Primary Focus For Pennsylvania Police

Additional grant money provided by the state is helping Pennsylvania police officers better combat drunken driving during the holiday season, which is known as one time of year when drunk driving rates are at their highest because of holiday parties and celebrations. Law enforcement is using a variety of methods to try to reduce the […]