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August 2017 Archives

IIHS reports drop in injuries with collision avoidance systems

Pennsylvania drivers may be safer with collision avoidance systems on their vehicles, but too few vehicles have these systems according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organization studied 2015 data on approximately 5,000 accidents to examine the effect these systems had on crash rates and found that accidents involving sideswipes and head-on collisions were 11 percent lower when vehicles had warning systems for lane departures and blind spots. Injury accidents of these types were 21 percent lower.

Financial planning for divorce

After a divorce, the financial situation will change for many Pennsylvania couples. It can be particularly hard financially on women. Married women earn more money than women who are separated, widowed, divorced or single, but despite this and the growing number of women in the workplace, they still earn less than men on average. Caregiving, which more often falls to women, may mean women only work part-time and have fewer opportunities for career advancement and saving money.

Shock device to stop drowsy driving

Despite the fact that many people may believe that driving while intoxicated is more serious than driving while sleepy, drowsy driving can be just as deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year in the United States, up to 6,000 fatal crashes are caused by drowsy drivers. Pennsylvania motorists may soon be able to use a wearable device that can ensure that they do not fall asleep behind the wheel.

Who gets the house after a divorce?

When a couple divorces in Pennsylvania, a common concern is what will happen to the family home. It is often the case that a house or condominium is the most valuable asset the couple owns. In addition, homes can have sentimental significance, creating a potential source of conflict between the spouses.

The benefits of co-parenting after a divorce

While experts say that Pennsylvania children who grow up in stable families with happy, married parents often get the most benefits, the fact is that approximately one-half of all American marriages end in divorce. If the parents are able to amicably co-parent, however, the kids will be just as likely have a healthy childhood.