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The risk of pedestrian accidents at night

Every driver recognizes that it's harder to see at night, especially on roads with little or no lighting. But few are aware of just how bad their vision becomes, especially with respect to vulnerable road users. Marc Green, Ph.D., of visualexpert.com puts it this way: "People fail to slow sufficiently at night because they are...

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Safety advocates: Traffic deaths up 60% this year

From January to October of 2020, Philadelphia has seen 120 citywide traffic fatalities. That's up from 75 during the same period in 2019, according to Philly Voice. This includes 42 pedestrian deaths (up from fewer than 30 in 2019) and bicyclist deaths that have more than doubled. Many pedestrian accidents occur in high-risk and disadvantaged...

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Types of accidents that occur in parking lots

Parking lot injuries are very common and studies underscore the risks. One found that 30 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen in parking lots. Another found that elderly drivers were 17 times more likely to cause a crash in a parking lot than on a road. Pedestrians have no protection, even against a slow-moving vehicle,...

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Ways to stay safe around aggressive drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been a notable increase in aggressive driving and road rage since the 1990s. The leading causes for aggressive driving and road rage include: Delays in traffic. Drivers may become impatient when encountering road construction, an accident scene, or other cause of traffic congestion. This can...

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States with stricter distracted driving laws have fewer fatal car accidents involving teen drivers

Since the advent of cellphones and other handheld electronic devices, distracted driving has become a growing public safety concern across the United States. In 2018, it resulted in 2,841 traffic fatalities and an estimated 400,000 injuries nationwide. Like many other states, Pennsylvania has a statewide texting and driving ban that is enforced as a primary...

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What should I do if I get sick due to a vaccine?

Our vaccination injury compensation lawyers explain how the process works Adverse reactions to vaccines can result in very serious injuries or illnesses. In certain extreme cases, some vaccination injuries can be fatal. Knowing what to do in these situations can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are as a vaccine injury victim might not...

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Summer safety tips for parents

With summer approaching and COVID-19 restrictions beginning to loosen up, many parents will take their children out to parks, let them play in their neighborhoods and get them involved in recreational activities. It's critical that parents always keep the safety of their children in mind, especially when they are playing near the road. Potential risks...

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Stay safe on the road this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a time to honor military personnel who gave their lives to protect our country, but Memorial Day Weekend is also a time to celebrate summer with friends and family. While this year's holiday period may look different due to COVID-19, those who plan on celebrating may congregate from a safe distance. There...

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Sleep apnea raises risk of drowsy driving crashes

Sleep apnea is a devastating sleep disorder defined by interrupted respiration and abnormally loud snoring. Those who suffer from sleep apnea might experience headaches and excessive drowsiness during the daytime hours. Obesity, use of cigarettes, having a neck size greater than 17 inches, and being over the age of 40 are the most common risk...

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