Philadelphia Dripping Water on Schuylkill Expressway – Will There Be a Trickle-Down Effect on Driver Safety?
Since August, Pennsylvanians have dealt with higher-than-average precipitation levels across the Commonwealth. Now, drivers on the Schuylkill Expressway have more water to deal with in the form of wet stuff falling on and around their vehicles. But it’s not coming from the skies. According to a piece pulled together by a Philadelphia NBC news affiliate, some new decking between Market Street and Chestnut Street is caus...
Philadelphia Update: Fatigue and Benadryl Might Have Contributed to 2017 SEPTA Crash
It’s been nearly two years since the January 5, 2017, West Philadelphia trolley crash. Many people are still talking about the incident, especially in the wake of new findings about why the collision most likely occurred in the first place. As reported in a September 2018 Philly Voice piece, investigators are considering the role that sleep deprivation, worsened by Benadryl, played in the event that left nearly 50 indiv...
Philadelphia One-Fifth of Pennsylvania Roads Rated in “Poor Condition”
There are many conditions that can contribute to traffic accidents. While some, such as traveling speed and attention to the road, are within a driver's control, others, such as road condition, often are not. Poor road conditions are an especially pressing problem in many areas of Pennsylvania, where one in five roads is in poor condition and an additional third are considered only fair. Problems with Pennsylvania's Roads...
Philadelphia Why Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is So Important
Nearly every Pennsylvania driver has experienced the dizzying feeling of falling asleep or almost dozing while behind the wheel. In fact, statistics show that approximately 20 percent of individuals admit to unintentionally snoozing while driving. Whether it’s because they got too little sleep the night before or they’ve been awake for hours and hours, the results can be deadly. As reports show, more than 6,000 victim...
Philadelphia Accidental Deaths Are in Peak Season
Despite endless back-to-school sales and Halloween displays, summer isn’t over. That’s good news for the crowd that enjoys being able to indulge in balmy August days and temperate September evenings. It’s also a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant about seasonal accidental deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidental deaths peak during the warmest months of the year. (In other words, now.)...