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How are leaves on the roadway dangerous?

As summer ends and fall begins, there come new issues to be aware of on Pennsylvania roadways. The changing colors of leaves are sure pretty to look at, but once those leaves start falling they can become a hazard. Leaves on a road can cause many issues, especially if it rains and they are wet.

What do I have to do to get a license at 16?

Turning 16 is a milestone because it means you are now allowed to begin the process of obtaining a driver's license in Pennsylvania. PennDOT explains that the first step to securing your driver's license is to get a permit, which you cannot get until you are 16. Getting your permit require the completion of the Non-Commercial Learner's Permit Application. This application must include a physical examination and a form completed by your legal guardian. You should also get a copy of the state's driver's manual to study for your upcoming tests.

How is technology used to monitor teen drivers?

As a parent, one of the most stressful times in your child's life is when he or she gets a Pennsylvania driver's license. This is a huge responsibility for your child and one that could lead to serious consequences if abused. It can be hard to let go and trust your child will always do the right thing when behind the wheel. However, if you are very concerned and want to be sure your child is driving responsibly, then you can turn to technology to help you out.

Understanding what is meant by distracted driving

You are commuting to work and thoughts begin circulating in your head about all of the things you hope to accomplish before the day ends. While you are driving to work, you remember that you need to put together an agenda for today's meeting and check your schedule to see when your son's soccer practice is tonight. It would also be nice to finish off that breakfast sitting in the passenger seat before you get to work. At Gesk Moritz LLC, we understand the debilitating dangers of distracted driving and have helped many people in Pennsylvania to become educated about how they can avoid putting their lives at risk. 

Is medical attention after car accidents necessary?

Many people in the Carnegie area do not believe they need medical attention after they have been in a car accident. However, some accident victims sustain life-threatening injuries and require immediate emergency care. Others, who end up with minor injuries may need medical attention and not even know it. 

Drowsy driving is more serious than previously estimated

If you have driven your vehicle while you felt sleepy or tired, you are not the only one. Many Carnegie motorists operate their vehicles while feeling drowsy. Though it may not seem like it is something for you to be concerned about, drowsy driving is a lot more dangerous than you think. According to a study from NBCNews.com, "70 percent of drowsy driving accidents occur during the day," not at night. Study results show that sleepy motorists are just as dangerous as drunk and distracted drivers. 

How safe are airbags in car accidents?

Many people in the Carnegie area do not realize how fortunate they are to have airbags in their vehicles. No one ever expects to have to use them. When car accidents happen, airbags often mean the difference between life and death. More than 37,000 people who were in car accidents in 1975 to 2012 owe their lives to airbags, states Popular Science. 

What can you do to encourage your teen to drive responsibly?

Imagine you are sitting in the passenger seat of your car and instructing your teenage child in the basics of driving. Often, these times can be some of the most terrifying and equally laughable moments as you try to help your child understand how to safely operate a vehicle. However, when the time comes for him or her to drive alone, your constant encouragement and vigilance is no longer present. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child understand the importance of driving safely and responsibly even when it seems that no one is watching. 

Passenger killed when truck plunges through ice, driver flees

When people are driving themselves around Pennsylvania, they have full responsibility over their actions and can feel confident about their safety when they carefully adhere to the rules of the road. However, when they are the passenger in someone else's vehicle, they are subject to the behavior and choices of the driver and may have to deal with consequences if the driver fails to act responsibly. 

Brain injuries: Why you need an attorney

14-year-old Kieran Winter was on her way to a local soccer tournament when a semi-truck broadsided her family's station wagon. Kieran was critically injured, including head trauma, fractured pelvis, lacerated spleen and a punctured lung. After waking up from her coma with left-sided paralysis, Kieran spent the next few months in rehab learning how to redo the basics like eating, walking, and talking before being released home in a wheelchair. Kieran had a traumatic brain injury.

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