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Ridesharing Without Car Seats for Children

In Pennsylvania, children aged eight and under are required to be restrained in a car seat when riding in a vehicle. This includes if the child is riding in an Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing vehicle. A recent study has highlighted ridesharing vehicles failing to use car seats when transporting children. Riding in a properly-fitting car seat or booster seat greatly reduces injury to children in the event of a car accident. First responders who have witnessed the aftermath of[…] Read More

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a marked increase in the number of fatal car accidents in the United States. In fact, that number increased between 2014 to 2016 by 14 percent. This was the largest increase in 53 years. The best way to handle an accident is ensuring that all passengers are wearing seat belts. Seat belts save lives when they are worn properly. This is especially true for children under the age[…] Read More

Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyers Discuss Common Causes of Bus Accidents

Many of us ride buses every day. Those who do not often share the road with buses as they drive cars, cycle, or walk through the city. Buses, like all other types of vehicle, can be dangerous to their passengers and others on the roadway, particularly when the driver is negligent. However, driver negligence is not the only issue that can cause a bus accident to occur. Issues like poorly-maintained roadways, poorly designed roads and parking lots, and external factors[…] Read More

Traffic Fatalities Rose in 2015

Following years of decline, traffic fatalities on American roadways are once again on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in July that an estimated 35,200 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2015. The number represents a 7.7 percent increase over 2014, when 32,675 fatalities were reported. According to Philadelphia car accident lawyers, the statistics are especially troubling given the advances in technology which should make road travel today safer than ever. Government officials offer[…] Read More

Stay Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season, especially on the eastern coast of the United States. According to AAA Foundation, more than 37 million people will be hitting the road over the holiday weekend. With so many Americans driving, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 407 people will be killed in car accidents and 43,500 more will be injured. Over the last six years, the Memorial Day weekend holiday has seen a large increase in[…] Read More

Why So Many Americans Involved in Car Crashes

Car accidents are one of the most common type of accident to occur in the United States on a regular basis. This might not be completely surprising to most Americans because most of us drive every single day. With millions of cars on the road driving countless people to their destinations, there is a high chance that some of those people are going to be involved in a crash. But the car accidents that occur on American roadways every day[…] Read More

New Technology May Save Lives

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on December 10, 2015 a Final Rule that aims to improve safety on roads through a new technology known as “electronic logging devices” (ELDs). Since 1938, hours-of-service (HOS) regulations have been adopted to restrict the amount of time commercial truck and bus drivers spend driving so they do not become fatigued. According to the U.S. Transportation Secretary, the way that the logs have been recorded in the[…] Read More