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The dangers of drowsy driving and how technology may help

In Pennsylvania and across the nation, drowsy driving is to blame for about a quarter of all crash-related deaths, which amounts to nearly 7,500 deadly vehicle wrecks annually. However, because of advanced technology within the automobile industry, these numbers may be on the decline, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Car accident rates for teen drivers

Teen drivers in Pennsylvania and across the United States are more likely to pose a threat to themselves and the other people they share the road with. Statistics show that drivers younger than 21 cause 17 percent of the fatal drunk driving accidents that occur in the U.S. despite making up only 10 percent of the total number of licensed drivers. New drivers may be the most dangerous as 20 percent of 16-year-old drivers are involved in a car crash during the first year that they are licensed to drive.

The frequency of drowsy driving

Drivers in Pennsylvania may be shocked to learn that drowsy driving was involved in 1.4 percent of all traffic collisions between 2005 and 2009, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drowsy driving was also involved in 2.2 percent of injury-causing crashes and 2.5 percent of deadly crashes, according to this data.

NTSB says collision avoidance technology should be in all cars

Pennsylvania drivers may appreciate hearing that the National Transportation Safety Board wants collision avoidance systems to become standard features on all commercial and passenger vehicle models. Last year, only four passenger vehicle models were manufactured with complete forward collision avoidance systems included as a standard feature. The federal agency says that all new passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles should have this safety system in place.

Dangerous driving days

While every day of the year brings a risk of being involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania, statistics demonstrate certain days bring a higher risk than do others. Pennsylvania motorists may thus want to use extra caution when driving on days that have the highest risk of car accident involvement.

4 people injured in Pennsylvania bus crash

On May 1, four people were injured as a result of a collision involving a transit bus and another vehicle. The accident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. According to the Port Authority, an oncoming vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and crashed head-on with the bus.

Hummelstown man faces DWI charge following crash

Police charged a 43-year-old man from Hummelstown with driving while under the influence after he was involved in a head-on crash that led to two people being hospitalized. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the vehicle the man was operating crossed the roadway and went through the guardrail. He struck another vehicle being operated by a 74-year-old man from Harrisburg. The incident took place around 5:45 p.m. on April 10.

Driver pleads guilty to DUI crash that injured woman

On April 6, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that seriously injured an 80-year-old woman in Thornbury in October 2014. He faces up to six years in state prison.

Studying teens dangerous driving habits

Pennsylvania residents might be interested in a new study that surveyed teenagers about their behavior and habits while operating a motor vehicle. Researchers discovered that although teens acknowledged texting behind the wheel to be unsafe, they still engaged in many other activities that could be just as dangerous. According to the survey, 27 percent of the respondents admitted to changing their shoes or clothes while driving their vehicle.

Pennsylvania truck accident leads to 3 injuries

On March 6, a 31-year-old man failed to maintain control of the commercial coal truck he was driving eastward along Route 422. The coal truck ended up rolling over and skidding into the wrong side of the road. At some point during the incident, which unfolded around 2 p.m., the out-of-control truck hit a pickup truck carrying a 34-year-old woman and her passenger. This vehicle was subsequently struck from behind by an SUV.