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.
The February 2012 issue of Wired Magazine features a cover story about cars that drive themselves. No longer a technology of the future, these cars are actually here already, navigating themselves through busy rush hour freeway traffic at 70 miles per hour. And they’re doing it more safely than the human beings around them.
Here’s a new video PSA about the dangers of texting while driving from the U.S. government:
What do you think?
According to a new study by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, the number of female drivers arrested for drunk driving has more than doubled in the last twenty years.
A new study released by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center For Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) looks at teens with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and driving. They found that, among their sample of 300 teens, two-thirds are already driving or expect to drive.
We’ve all seen that person in traffic texting away while driving, eyes down to their lap, working the wheel with their forearms or knees, blissfully unaware of their surroundings and the danger they themselves have become to everyone around them.
The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, an alliance between consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies, recently released their 2012 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws. This report grades each state on its performance in adopting critical highway safety laws. How did Pennsylvania fare?