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 […]

Many Motorists Disregard Risks Of Texting While Driving

Over the past few years, it has become clear that texting and driving can be a deadly combination. It has been estimated that as many as 16,000 people died in car accidents between 2001 and 2007 because of such reckless behavior. A percentage of these accidents occurred in Pennsylvania. This alarming data, however, does not […]

Independence Day A Deadly One For Teen Drivers

To many, Independence Day conjures up visions of picnics and barbecues, a festive day to be together with friends and family. Sadly, for many Pennsylvania teen motorists and their friends and family, it often becomes the date that is long remembered for major motor vehicle accidents, accompanied by serious bodily injury or even death. Accident […]

Penndot Avoiding Distractions Means Avoiding Car Accidents

With many more young motorists on the roads over the summer months, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued a timely safety reminder that can assist in preventing motor vehicle accidents. The main message is this: Avoid distractions while behind the wheel and remain focused only on driving. PennDOT officials say that younger motorists, because […]

Study Reveals Risk Passengers Pose To Teen Drivers

Many states, including Pennsylvania, have developed graduated licensing programs that restrict the number of passengers teen drivers can carry in their vehicles. Teenagers might gripe about the laws, but a new study has revealed just how dangerous it is for teen drivers to be surrounded by friends in a vehicle. The study by AAA’s safety […]

Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths Decrease Dramatically In 2011

According to a newly-released report from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the state had 33 fewer highway deaths in 2011 than in 2010. That means 2011 went down as the year with the second-lowest number of  fatalities since the 1940s, which is excellent news for Pennsylvania residents. However, any number of highways deaths is heartbreaking […]

Two Tragic Accidents Involving Pennsylvania Teens Claim 8 Lives

This has been a tragic month for teenagers on Pennsylvania roads. Within two days at the beginning of December, eight young people were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Three of the car accident victims were siblings. The first of the two accidents occurred on the afternoon of Dec. 5 when five Oxford High School students […]

Study Despite Bans Texting While Driving Soars

Government efforts to rid the roads of it have been a futile effort. Drivers, primarily young ones, in Philadelphia and the rest of the country continue the dangerous habit of texting while driving, according to a survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Roughly half of the drivers in the United States admit to composing […]

New Psa To Warn Teens About Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Cellphones have revolutionized our day to day lives, but they can also seriously impair a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and cause numerous traffic collisions and injuries in Philadelphia each year. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled a new public service announcement titled “OMG” that educates teens on the dangers of […]

New Pennsylvania Law Toughens Policy On Teen Drivers

It’s no secret that the youngest drivers in Philadelphia are also some of the most dangerous. Unfortunately, inexperience and poor driving decisions have cost the lives of many young people in the state over the past few years. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among young people in the United […]

Loss Of Four Teens In Car Accident Shakes Community

School is back in session in Pennsylvania which means that the football season has also kicked off. But what is usually the most exciting time of the year for student athletes and fans turned extremely tragic for a New Jersey community that lost four high school football players in a fatal SUV rollover accident last […]