Posts Tagged 'road safety'

Good News: PA Sets All-time Low for Road Deaths

Pennsylvania sets record low for roadway deaths2019 marked the lowest number of road deaths in Pennsylvania since the commonwealth started collecting such data. It is also worth recalling that 2019 was pre-COVID, meaning that the record was set independent of the drop in travel on the nation’s roadways ushered in by the onset of the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

The year brought just 1,059 deaths on the state’s roadways. And, while a four-figure ...

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Smarter Vehicles De-emphasizing Driving Skills, Increasing Risky Behaviors

smarter vehicles may be making drivers worseAdaptive cruise control. Lane assist. And, in some cases, complete autopilot. As our nation’s roadways become increasingly crowded, the vehicles on them are getting increasingly smarter. Skills and habits that were once fundamental to the safe operation of a vehicle – things like checking blind spots before changing lanes and maintaining safe following distances – are becoming more and more rare as our vehicles take on these responsibilities themselves.

When used ...

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Which Holiday is the Most Dangerous for Travelers?

The weather outside might be frightful and the fire in the fireplace might indeed be delightful, but holidays mean that Americans have plenty of places to go. And while many might be under the impression that the approach of the winter holidays means a spike in automobile fatalities is looming right around the corner, CBS News reports of an analysis conducted on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that shows ...

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