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.)...
Philadelphia Night Shift Workers Face Many Dangers
Working third shift might seem like an ideal solution for numerous reasons. For instance, parents of young children often find it a worthwhile decision to take night shifts so they can spend time with their sons and daughters during the morning hours. Younger professionals may discover that being willing to work “graveyard” gives them a leg up on other opportunities or pays better than traditional working hours. And ...