Have you heard the news? Roundabouts may soon be arriving in Doylestown. Specifically, the state's Department of Transportation is developing plans to add roundabouts to Rt. 611, pending approval by Doylestown Township officials.
It's frightening being in the car with an unsafe driver, but it's something most people experience at one time or another. Maybe it's a family member who just got their license and doesn't take the risk seriously enough. Maybe it's a friend who says they're safe to drive but who clearly had a bit too much to drink.
Multitasking, or attempting to do so, causes accidents all the time in the United States. That's because multitasking is actually just distracted driving. You cannot do both things at once. When your attention leaves the road, the odds of an accident increase.
You probably do not need us to tell you about the injuries victims may suffer in motor vehicle accidents. It is safe to say that most Pennsylvania residents either have experienced an accident or know someone who has.
Rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber have become increasingly popular among residents of Pennsylvania. Users find these services affordable and convenient when they need to get somewhere relatively fast. Unfortunately, rideshare drivers risk involvement in motor vehicle accidents the same as everyone else does.
When the summer months arrive, motorists take to the roads more than ever. With roadways that are free of icy patches, snow and other winter hazards, motorists believe they are safe. However, cautious driving is still a must. While the perils of summer driving are different from the hazards posed at other times of the year, they can still cause motor vehicle accidents, many of them resulting in severe harm.
Motor vehicle accidents involving a drunk driver occur far too often in the U.S. This blatant disregard for public safety can endanger anyone who drives in Pennsylvania. Assuming that other motorists will drive responsibly can leave you vulnerable to serious and life-threatening injuries. A better way to avoid alcohol-related accidents is by staying alert and watching for signs of impaired driving.
Despite increasing awareness about methods to reduce car accidents, they continue to occur -- putting innocent people at risk of injury. In response to this problem, auto manufacturers are turning to technology as a solution. Automatic emergency braking is just one example of safety technology that can help reduce accidents.
All of us already know that motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are very dangerous. In 2016, 169 Pennsylvania residents died in motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians. With a state population of nearly 13 million, this means that out of every 100,000 residents, 1.32 of them lost their lives in traffic accidents.
In a car crash, the physical harm that passengers suffer can be just as serious as driver injuries are. In some cases, these injuries may be even more catastrophic.