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Decreasing fatalities from crashes for 2nd year in a row

Pennsylvania drivers will be interested in the slight decrease in fatalities from traffic accidents for the second year in a row. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities fell 2.4% in 2018, after significant increases in 2015 and 2016.

Are you showing signs of traumatic brain injury?

The day you were involved in a motor vehicle collision on a Pennsylvania highway might have started out like any other day. Perhaps, you were making your morning commute to work or were traveling to your favorite restaurant to meet some friends for lunch. You may have noticed signs of danger before a sudden impact occurred or never saw it coming when the other driver hit you.

Study: Teens more likely to drive while distracted

Some Pennsylvania drivers are wary of sharing the road with teens, especially because they are inexperienced and may have a tendency to drive more erratically. Indeed, the higher car insurance rates paid by teens and their parents reflect their higher likelihood of involvement in a crash. However, inexperienced drivers like teens have to develop their skills by driving, and practicing behind the wheel is often the best way to build their skills. Part of that practice includes learning to observe safe driving practices while operating a vehicle, of course.

Getting an airport premises liability policy

Airport owners, operators and lessors in Pennsylvania will want to make sure they are covered for premises liability. A lawful entrant who is injured at the airport may file a claim if they have no coverage. As for co-owners of airports, they are responsible for the portion they occupy; how much they occupy can be determined by either a written or verbal agreement.

Driver poll reveals safety risks for emergency responders

Passing an accident scene where firefighters, police or emergency medical technicians are working is an inevitable part of Pennsylvania driving. These first responders face a heightened risk of injury or death when working on the sides of roads because of distracted drivers. A poll sponsored by the National Safety Council and Emergency Responder Safety Institute identified driver behaviors that create hazards for people responding to accident scenes.

Truckers among the most sleep-deprived workers in U.S.

Truckers in Pennsylvania should know that the transport and material moving industry is high among the list of industries impacted by sleep deprivation. In a study from Ball State University that involved some 150,000 working adults in the U.S., 41% of respondents in this industry claimed to sleep less than seven hours a night.

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