Most Pennsylvania drivers likely understand the importance of avoiding distractions while driving. However, researchers show that across the country, drivers are still using their phone or mobile device with alarming frequency. When drivers were asked what it is that concerns them about other drivers on the road, more than 40% said that they were concerned about distracted driving. They view it as a national safety issue.
The size, weight and mass of big rigs can lead to some particularly dangerous collisions on Pennsylvania roads. Truck drivers operate their massive vehicles for long stretches of time, which means distraction and fatigue can be overwhelming.
Emergency responders in Pennsylvania and throughout the country put their safety at risk each time that they step out of their vehicles. This is because there is a chance that they could be struck by a distracted driver. According to a recent survey, 19 percent of respondents said that they have put such personnel at risk because of their own distracted driving habits. Furthermore, 80 percent of respondents said that they actually slow down when they see a person tending to an emergency situation.
Now that the snow is finally melting in Pennsylvania, many dog owners are becoming more excited to take longer walks around the city. There’s more sunlight and less cold temperatures, so taking your pet out on a leash doesn’t feel so much like a chore anymore.
Despite changes in the law combined with educational campaigns, many Pennsylvanians continue to use their smartphones while they drive. People use their phones to talk, read and write text messages, search social media and engage in many other activities that are distracting.