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Is it legal to use headphones while cycling in Pennsylvania?

You’re riding your bike down the road, listening to your favorite jams. As you enter an intersection, a car riding through the crossroad slams on the brakes and honks their horn at you. However, your music prevents you from hearing their warning, and you crash. Can you be held to blame?

Sleepy? Listen to your body before you get behind the wheel.

Everyone knows you shouldn’t get behind the wheel after drinking. And we’ve discussed in previous posts the growing safety issue of texting while driving. However, a third type of driving behavior—which is less commonly discussed, but which pose real risks—is fatigued driving.

The dangers of eating while driving

When you think of dangerous driving behaviors, the obvious ones that may jump to mind are driving while intoxicated or driving while distracted. There has been a nation-wide push to reduce distracted driving in recent years, and many states have implemented laws banning texting or using hand-held devices while driving.

In Pennsylvania, what are your options following a hit and run?

You’re biking down the road, minding your own business. Suddenly, the van next to you swerves into your lane, knocking you off your bike. You slam your shoulder hard into the concrete barricade. To make matters worse, you look up to see the driver speeding away.

Alcohol abuse down among PA teens. But is this trend permanent?

The Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup has released a new study on alcohol use among teenagers and pre-teens (between the ages of 12 and 17). The initial findings should provide comfort to parents of children in this age group. The research, which was conducted between 2010 and 2016, found the following trends:

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