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Can a summer rainstorm result in a car accident?

As you make your way through the mountains of central Pennsylvania, it's possible you could face a variety of weather conditions.

While snow and ice come into play during the winter months, the summer season is all about heavy rain.

Common causes of truck accidents in Pennsylvania

Trucks are an important part of the United States economy. The more of them you see on the roads of America, the better the economy is performing. Trucks can be a hassle to other vehicles on I-80 through Brookville. They speed, they tailgate and they change lanes often. Large trucks are almost always seen involved in some sort of accident in Pennsylvania. That's why we will look at common causes of truck accidents in this post.

Driver error is one of the most common types of truck accident causes. Drivers might drive under the influence, drive drowsy, drive distracted, drive too fast and might not understand the type of load they are hauling. Truck drivers need to keep safe distances from other vehicles in order to avoid many types of accidents.

Fatal work injuries are on the rise again

Fatal workplace injuries declined massively between 2006 and 2009. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 5,840 deadly accidents in 2006, and the numbers had been rising for years. Then came a dramatic decline, hitting just 4,551 deadly workplace injuries in 2009.

Between 2009 and 2015, things stayed pretty even. There were some rises and falls, but the total stayed under 4,900 the entire time.

Drowsy driving: Things you need to know

As a driver, you know how important it is to remain alert at all times. If you aren't paying attention to the road and the vehicles around you, there's a greater likelihood of being part of an accident.

Drowsy driving is a serious problem, as this can result in all of the following:

  • The inability to make good decisions on the road
  • Slow reaction times, such as if you have to brake suddenly
  • Less likely to pay attention to the road ahead

People can reduce frequency of dog bites

As the weather warms up, Pennsylvanians spend more time outside. That means the chances of being bitten by a dog that's being walked off-leash or perhaps not with its owner at all rise precipitously.

Over 70 million canines live in American homes. Even generally well-behaved dogs can act out aggressively when they're startled, frightened or protecting their families or home turf.

Texting while driving: It remains a problem in Pennsylvania

Texting while driving remains a problem throughout the United States, including in Pennsylvania.

According to a press release issued by state Rep. Justin Walsh, 69 people were killed in distracted-driving accidents in 2016. This was in addition to more than 16,000 distracted driving accidents.

Putting the brakes on driverless technology

Many bright Brookville students have made their way to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University to continue their studies. An academic area increasingly popular at the renowned school is robotics, where students can learn more about how automation can change and improve lives.

The recent fatal motor vehicle accident involving a driverless vehicle in Arizona shook researchers around the nation, but perhaps especially so in Pittsburgh, the site of early driverless tech experiments.

Tips On How To Drive Safely In Sleet, Ice And Freezing Rain

Anytime the outdoor elements begin to change for the worse, you may hear the sound of ambulances and fire trucks soon afterwards. One of the most common mistakes drivers make in bad weather conditions is failing to slow down and adjust to the poor driving conditions. This single act alone, reducing speed, can make a huge difference to your safety and others.


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