Philadelphia Don’t Take Pics of Emergency Vehicles
Roadside emergencies with responders’ lights flashing and sirens roaring may be fascinating, but when drivers take pictures of the emergency, they create a dangerous situation and can become the next victim of a crash. A recent survey by the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute revealed that 71% of U.S. drivers take photos or videos when they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the ...
Philadelphia Will More Traffic Cops Make Philly’s Roads Safer?
Anyone driving in downtown Philly knows that traffic and congestion is horrendous.  Not only is there more gridlock, but we're seeing more crashes. Last year, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia reported 103 traffic fatalities —including eight children. Despite these problems, a count of police citations shows that enforcement of traffic law has been declining in recent years. Solving traffic issues is not ...
Philadelphia Smartphone Addiction is Claiming More Lives on Our Roads
Smartphones are fun and make our lives easier, but our addiction to them has put us at a significantly higher risk of dying in a car crash. With new technology constantly emerging, there are more and more temptations to use phones for texting, browsing the internet, navigation, audio, and music -- all activities that dangerously distract drivers from concentrating on the road. Drivers were “observed manipulating their ...
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 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...