Pennsylvania’s new Anti-Texting Law went into effect today, and I’ve already seen someone pulled over for it after watching him text and drive for more than a mile. Learn about the new law.
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Today, federal Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood proposed voluntary steps to establish new safety criteria for hands-free calling, navigation and entertainment systems in cars.
On February 2, 2012, Governor Corbett signed House Bill 170 into law, making a few changes to the rules of the road concerning bicycles. PA’s new “Safe Passing” law is intended to protect bicyclists on the roads, and takes effect in 60 days. Here’s what you need to know about the new law.
This Sunday, February 5, the Giants take on the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The game starts at 6:30PM and will air live on NBC. For those of you planning to have a few drinks during the game, or know someone who will, please make sure you’ve got a designated driver you can trust before the game starts.
We’ve had our first snowstorm of 2012, but winter is far from over. Each year, many drivers and passengers are injured in collisions with snowplows. To reduce your risks, follow these basic tips:
Here’s a new video PSA about the dangers of texting while driving from the U.S. government:
What do you think?
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies recently published new research that pinpoints the most common errors teen drivers make that lead to a serious crash, and they aren’t the errors you think.
In 1989, Australia’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) began airing television commercials featuring brutal collision footage in an effort to battle their DUI problem. The effort has clearly helped – the annual death toll is now half what it was when the ads began. Check out this compelling video, a haunting montage of 20 years of their ads, set to REM’s “Everybody Hurts”.
A new study issued by the National Safety Council reports that fatal crashes at intersections with traffic lights decreased by 17% and fatal crashes at intersections involving red-light running decreased by 27% from 2005 to 2009.
The National Safety Council announced today that approximately 34,700 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2010. This marks a 3 percent decline from 2009 and the fourth consecutive year fatalities have decreased. Based on motor vehicle fatality trends of past recessions, NSC believes the present decline is partly a result of the poor economy. Fourth-quarter 2010 data reflected a slight increase in fatalities, and NSC fears as the economy continues to rebound fatalities may rise.