Accidents

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

June 25, 2018 | Accidents

Lane splitting is a controversial practice that is often the subject of hot debate. California was the first to legalize the practice, yet not without its share of controversy. Is lane splitting legal in Pennsylvania? Do legislators have any current plans to address it? Learn all about the practice of lane splitting and what to… read more

Texting and Driving Statistics

June 25, 2018 | Accidents, Blog

Texting and driving presents a threat to everyone on the road. Despite the fact that most states, including Pennsylvania, have a texting and driving ban, many people continue to engage in this dangerous practice. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is just one organization that collects information regarding texting and driving – according to their… read more

Allegheny County Pedestrian Accidents: 2018 Study

June 5, 2018 | Accidents

Pedestrian fatalities in Pennsylvania have steadily dropped in the past few years, but the danger of pedestrian collisions still remains a viable threat, especially in Allegheny County. On February 23, 2018, a pedestrian was the victim of a hit-and-run at the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Franklin Street in the Chateau neighborhood of Pittsburgh. And… read more

Rain and Car Accidents

May 29, 2018 | Accidents

Snow and ice are mainstays in the Pittsburgh area, but federal data suggests they’re not the worst deadly driving hazard. While inclement weather, be it rain, snow, or fog, causes 7000 deaths throughout the country each year, rain actually causes more driving deaths than snow in 39 states. The Auto Insurance Center analyzed data from… read more

Car Accidents on Vacation

April 24, 2018 | Accidents

Passport? Check. International charger adapters? Check. International driving permit – what? A person may think he or she is ready to travel, only to forget one of the most important aspects of traveling – staying safe. Few people know that car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among travelers who are healthy, according… read more

Who is Liable in an Accident Caused by a Pothole?

April 12, 2018 | Accidents

Potholes, which are depressions or cavities in roadways, are typically caused by wear. They usually occur in areas with heavy traffic and poor drainage, and where road maintenance doesn’t keep up with demand. During the 1950s to the 1970s, the U.S. invested in thousands of miles of highways that were expected to last 50 years,… read more

What Are the Car Inspection Laws in Pennsylvania?

February 20, 2018 | Accidents

Pennsylvania has mandatory safety checks to assure the safety of vehicles on the road. Some experts estimate that these safety checks save hundreds of lives throughout the state each year by preventing car accidents. Here’s what you need to know about the statewide system – where to go, how often you need inspections, and what it might… read more

3 of the Most Common Places for Car Accidents in Pittsburgh

February 17, 2017 | Accidents

Auto accidents can happen at any time and at any place—day or night, big city or small town. Pennsylvania seems to be particularly prone to fatal auto accidents; in 2012, there were 1,211 deaths caused by car accidents, which was the highest number of auto accident deaths in the Northeast. You need to be prepared for… read more

Pittsburgh tightens up DUI patrols to fight car accidents

January 22, 2013 | Accidents

As Pittsburgh begins to put its Sociable City Plan into action, Mayor Ravenstahl announced that citizens can expect police to have a keener eye out for drunk drivers. With public safety as one of the main goals of the new plan, city officials are hoping to reduce “risk and harm” to citizens and visitors alike…. read more