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...
Philadelphia You Are Three Times More Likely to Die Driving at Night
Driving at night means taking your life in your hands, as traffic fatalities triple at night, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Almost half of the 40,000 U.S. car accident fatalities occur at night, even though there is 60 percent less traffic on our roads after dark. Night driving accidents climb during bad weather; when roads are unfamiliar, are in poor condition, or present unexpe...
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 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...