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?
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.
We’ve reported in previous posts on the dangers of distracted driving. The most common—and most rapidly worsening—form of this infraction is distraction associated with cell phone use.
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.
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.
It may be April, but here in Pennsylvania, the snow is not yet behind us. With another snow storm hitting just this week, we’ve seen a parallel spike in car crashes.
Everyone knows that wearing a seat belt increases safety on the road. But do you always follow this good practice? In this post, we examine some of the laws surrounding seat belt use in Pennsylvania:
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:
You're driving down the road, minding your own business. Suddenly, you hear a loud blast-like a gunshot inside your car. No, your tire didn't just blow out. You look up to see that in fact your sunroof has just exploded.
If a vehicle skids out on a slick road, this is not generally viewed as a premises liability case. However, there are types of accidents that could indicate a failure of the responsible party to ensure that the road is safe.