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...
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...