Philadelphia It’s National Safety Month – Here’s How You Can Be Safer
You can be seriously injured in an accident anywhere, and injuries may cause permanent medical conditions and problems that may last a lifetime. To prevent devastating injuries, the National Safety Council (NSC) has designated June as National Safety Month, with the focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. The NSC is providing downloadable resources highlig...
Philadelphia Distracted Driving Awareness Month Should Matter to All of Us
Modern devices such as cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other technologies we use in cars are convenient, but they compete for our attention while driving, and the distractions they create pose a threat to the safety of all motorists. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving cr...
Philadelphia Food Poisoning at Pennsylvania Farmers Markets
Farmers markets offer food that is fresh and produced locally, but that food can give you a wicked case of food poisoning. In fact, a Penn State University study published Nov. 1 in Food Protection Trends evaluated how safely vendors handled food at more than 40 Pennsylvania farmers markets and found that many didn’t follow even basic sanitary practices to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. How serious is food p...
Philadelphia Electronic Scooters Are More Dangerous Than You Think
Are Scooters Dangerous? Electronic scooters are a hot new way to get around town, but they also are a way to wind up in the hospital. Injuries from scooter accidents are often serious, and some have even led to death. Dockless electric scooters are useful because they can be picked up and discarded almost anywhere in a city. Users locate and 'unlock' available scooters and pay for them with a smartphone app. Safely used...
Philadelphia Philly Has 4 of Pennsylvania’s 10 Deadliest Roads
Pennsylvania roads are dangerous, and with its large concentration of population, Philadelphia has the greatest number of crash-related deaths. In fact, according to PennDOT data on fatal car accidents, Philadelphia had more than a quarter of the road segments that were among the state's most deadly from 2015-2017. During this period, Philly had 24 road segments with 155 total fatal collisions, leading to 167 deaths. Thi...