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How to spot an aggressive driver

Losing your temper while behind the wheel is often a right of passage. It is often hard to keep your cool while stuck in traffic, especially if you are rushing to a meeting or appointment. If you have ever found yourself in such a situation, you are not alone. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, at least 80% of drivers admit to driving in an aggressive fashion at some point within the past year. The problem lies in the fact that more than 56% of auto accident fatalities involved aggressive driving behaviors. Not only is it important to avoid engaging in these behaviors, but you should also be on the lookout for other people who are driving aggressively and report them if necessary. 

What should drivers know about the deadliest days of summer?

Summer is well underway and Pennsylvania residents are celebrating, especially those who are on break from school. While the summer months can be a time of relaxation and fun under the hot sun, you and others should understand that the months of June through August are also considered to be the most dangerous months of the year for drivers and their passengers.

Survey highlights dangers of distracted driving

For most people in Pennsylvania, a cell phone is all but an essential part of everyday life. It goes everywhere a person goes and has even replaced landlines in many homes and businesses. However, it also has exposed drivers to yet another way to focus on something other than the act of driving safely. Simply put, distracted driving has today become a serious problem throughout the country.

Auto accident risks associated with springtime

When it comes to seasonal risk factors that increase the chances of a car crash, many people may focus on hazards that are present during the winter (such as snow, ice, etc.). However, it is imperative to keep in mind that there are all sorts of dangers which may be lurking during the springtime. In this blog, we will examine some of the risks that drivers should watch out for if they get behind the wheel during the spring. Sadly, some drivers ignore these risks and place many lives in danger.

Dealing with a car crash as a professional gamer

Motor vehicle wrecks can be difficult for anyone, but some people have an especially hard time trying to deal with the consequences of a crash. For example, someone who is a professional gamer may find that their entire career has been derailed due to a motor vehicle collision. Not only can these accidents cause gamers to miss key events, but their gaming skills may be permanently shattered due to the accident. For example, they may lose mobility after a wreck, or they may sustain a brain injury that leaves them unable to ever participate at the professional level again.

4 injured, 1 dead in Pennsylvania accident

One young person is dead and four others are injured following a mysterious incident that took place early Sunday morning in Philadelphia on Interstate 95. Because there are still so many unanswered questions surrounding the crash, state authorities have asked the public for any information regarding the identity of a driver who left the scene.

Trailers, debris and the risk of an accident

There are many examples of less common auto accident risk factors, such as a driver having a seizure while behind the wheel or someone colliding with another vehicle because they are unfamiliar with the roads in a particular area. While these factors may not cause as many collisions as drunk driving crashes and driving over the speed limit, they are still serious concerns. Moreover, those who pull trailers may become involved in a crash in various ways, and it is vital for you to be mindful of these issues if you have to haul debris or use a trailer for any other reason.

How can I get my vehicle ready for winter roads?

There is no denying that when winter weather hits Pennsylvania the roads become treacherous. While driving a large, heavy truck may seem like the best answer to bad road conditions, it is not a feasible solution for most people. If you do not own such a vehicle, there are still some things that you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter road conditions, according to Edmunds.

Are older drivers more likely to have accidents?

People often comment about people being too old to drive. While it is true that as we age, we lose some physical abilities that may make driving more difficult, it does not mean that people should not drive in Pennsylvania as they get older. According to AAA, the reality is that older drivers are actually very safe drivers when compared to other age groups of drivers.