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May 2017 Archives

Study looks at car accident deaths of children under 15

According to a study that appeared in the "Journal of Pediatrics," Pennsylvania had one of the lowest rates of child deaths in motor vehicle accidents compared to other states. The study, which examined data from 2010-2014 regarding traffic fatalities for children under 15, found that 35 percent of nationwide fatal crashes happened on state highways while 62 percent were on rural roads. The South had the highest number of deaths during the period of data analysis at 1,550. The total number of deaths was 2,885.

Aisha Tyler's divorce settlement finalized

Pennsylvania residents might like to know about the legal ramifications of the divorce of Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens. Tyler is an actress while Tietjens is a lawyer. The couple reportedly dated in college and married in 1994. They separated in 2015, and Tietjens filed for divorce in 2016.

Tips for persuading a person to not drive drunk

Some people in Pennsylvania may wonder how they can prevent individuals from driving after they have been drinking alcohol. When trying to dissuade someone from driving drunk, it is important to remain nonconfrontational. It might be necessary to speak slowly and explain things more carefully than would be needed with a sober person.

Side-mounted underride guards could save lives

According to testing, underride guards for trailers could reduce injuries and fatalities on Pennsylvania highways. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducted the testing, said that these guards could provide the same safety benefits as rear-mounted guards.

Textalyzer device reveals recent cellphone use to police

Accidents caused by drivers distracted by their cellphones are far too prevalent in Pennsylvania and across the country, and an Israeli technology company has teamed up with a road safety advocacy group to develop a device that police can use to combat the problem. The device plugs into cellphones and reveals how drivers have been using them.

How courts handle the wishes of children in custody disputes

Child custody decisions in Pennsylvania and around the country are based on what is considered by family law judges to be in the best interests of the children who are the subject of the matter. Judges take a number of factors into consideration when applying this doctrine, and the wishes of the children involved will generally be one of these factors. In Pennsylvania, judges must consider the well-reasoned opinions of the children involved in custody and visitation disputes based on their maturity and the soundness of their judgment.