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  • Category: Distracted Driving Accidents

    Pedestrian Deaths Continuing to Rise

    Pedestrian deaths in the United States began to decline in the 1980s, the annual number steadily decreasing until about fourteen years ago. It was then, around 2009, that the pedestrian fatality rate began to grow – and it has continued to grow larger every year since. While safety experts are still working to understand more[…]

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    Teen Drivers: 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

    According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day marks what the association calls the “100 deadliest days of summer” for teen drivers. Automobile collisions are already a leading cause of death for adolescents, but the AAA estimates that approximately 30% of annual crashes that involve teens from the[…]

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    Pennsylvania Pedestrian Laws

    Although accidents involving pedestrians in Pennsylvania declined slightly (six percent) from 2019 to 2020, the state still ranked 15th highest for annual pedestrian deaths in the nation. Traffic engineers at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, or PennDOT, worry that pedestrians will continue to face frightening accident risks as a result of getting used to roadways[…]

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    What Should I Know About Distracted Driving?

    More than 275,000 people are injured each year in auto accidents involving distracted driving, and nearly 3,000 of distracted driving crashes are fatal, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). All these tragic accidents could have been prevented, had drivers focused on the road. The NSC first designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month[…]

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    What are the Highest Rates of Distracted Driving by Age Group?

    According to a recent multi-national study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance, certain age groups report higher rates of distracted driving than others. Distracted driving is a widespread and serious public health threat. In fact, more than 9 people die each day from injuries sustained in distracted driving-related accidents. Although there are numerous new technologies (e.g.[…]

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