People in Pennsylvania who own pets often consider their animals to be a part of their family. Many people will go to extensive lengths to make sure that their pet is well taken care of and knows that he or she is loved. However, a majority of people overlook the safety of their pets when traveling in a moving vehicle. While this hazard could pose a threat to the animal's danger, it can also be a danger for the driver if his or her pet creates a distraction.
When you are driving in Pennsylvania, you may encounter hazards on the road including animals or distracted drivers. If the weather is terrible, it could pose another challenge if your vision is obstructed or the road is slippery. Problems with your vehicle can also create a danger if malfunctions cause you to lose control. If your tire blows, for example, it is essential that you are educated about how to handle it so you can avoid a dangerous accident.
If you are like most people in Pennsylvania, you take the responsibility of driving a motor vehicle seriously. You understand that this privilege comes with the expectation that you should operate your vehicle responsibly for yourself, anyone in your vehicle and anyone else on the road whether in a vehicle, on a bike or on foot. Sadly, it seems that not all residents in the state take this approach to driving.
While the use of opioids, marijuana and other controlled substances is increasingly a factor in car crashes, it may not be readily apparent to others that a driver has been using drugs until an accident occurs. The neighbors of a 27-year-old man who recently crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania describe him as a good student, polite and a "really nice boy" and felt shocked upon learning that he had been under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.
Motor vehicle accidents have many causes, from human error to deer darting across the road at night. However, weather conditions have also caused many crashes and it is particularly important to be aware of the risks associated with driving while it is foggy. During this time of the year, many parts of the country experience dense fog and there are different ways that this can lead to an accident. In Pennsylvania and all across the region, fog can prevent a driver from being able to see the road well and this poor visibility can lead to a fatal accident.
One of the top causes of traumatic brain injury is motor vehicle accidents. Even so, many people who get into a collision on the Pennsylvania roadways choose not to seek medical attention, even if they feel dizzy or have a headache in the few hours after the crash.
From the use of illicit drugs while driving to surpassing the speed limit and drunk driving at night, there are a number of situations in which a motor vehicle crash may be more likely. However, drivers do not always keep in mind that far more risks can play a role in an accident, even some which might seem insignificant. For example, research has shown that bright sunlight may result in motor vehicle wrecks being more likely.
For many doting parents in Pennsylvania, their number one concern is the health and well-being of their children. Many parents go to extensive efforts to make sure their children are comfortable and have access to all of the things they need to keep them happy and safe. However, in some circumstances, a good intention can actually create a more dangerous problem than ever anticipated.
On Monday, a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a self-driving car from Uber occurred in Arizona, in what is believed to be the first fatal autonomous vehicle accident. The crash occurred at an intersection as a 49-year-old woman walked across the street with her bike. The self-driving car, unfortunately, was going faster than the speed limit in the lead up to the crash and it also never attempted to stop (according to police) as it approached the crosswalk.