Who is Most Likely to Step on the Gas Pedal by Accident?
A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that older females are more likely than people in other demographic groups to cause accidents by mistakenly stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake. In fact, the study found that almost two thirds of these types of accidents were caused by older women. As […]
Some Physicians Concerned About Pennsylvania Fracking Law
Part of the natural gas drilling, or fracking, law in Pennsylvania contains very specific provisions for physicians that has some doctors concerned. According to Pennsylvania fracking law, a doctor who needs to know about chemicals used in the fracking process in order to diagnose or treat a patient must request that information in writing and […]
Why You Need to Use Extra Care on the Road on Tax Day
Today is tax day. A day that brings anxiety and stress to many Americans as they rush to get their taxes, and their tax checks, in the mail before the looming deadline. As important as it is to get your taxes in on time, a new study has found that you should have another concern […]
New Study Says Age May Not be Reason for More Accidents Involving Elderly
According to a recent report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the common belief that older drivers are more dangerous because of their age is largely a myth. Instead, researchers found that age does not make a driver more likely to be in a crash, but it does make a driver more likely to suffer […]
Important News about Car Rear View Cameras
It costs about $200 to install a rear view mirror on an automobile. Many cars already have rear view mirrors installed so that the number of injuries and fatalities caused by cars backing up over pedestrians and young children can be reduced. However, as of April 2012, there is not yet a federal regulation that […]
7 PA Towns File Fracking Lawsuit
Last week, seven Pennsylvania municipalities filed a fracking lawsuit. They challenged the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s authority to allow fracking despite local ordinances preventing drilling. The municipalities included five towns in Southwestern Pennsylvania and two in Bucks County. The lawsuit alleges that the state law is an improper and arbitrary use of police power and will […]
How Aggressively Does Pennsylvania Fight Speeding?
A recent report by the Governor Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that speeding and aggressive driving is still a problem in the United States that needs to be dealt with so that future lives are saved and people are spared the pain of injuries. How does Pennsylvania fight speeding and aggressive driving? According to the […]