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Car accidents claim lives of elderly drivers

There are plenty of mature drivers on Philadelphia streets, as defined as drivers aged 65 and older. The number of mature drivers in America is steadily increasing, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2008, there were 32.2 million drivers 65 or older. By the year 2020, the number is expected to hit 40 million.

Federal agency probes truck crashes, proposes regulations

Coloradans depend on the goods, foods and raw materials that are shipped to and from our state every day in the big rigs driven by commercial freight haulers. But the statistics show that collisions with these behemoths of the highway can be quite deadly.

Honda fined $70 million by federal government

In Pennsylvania, motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Sometimes, no matter what you do to avoid it, you get into an accident. If your car has safety issues, as some Hondas seem to have lately, you may want to see what the federal government is doing to avoid any further injury and death.

Tips for safer winter driving in Philadelphia

Philadelphia residents know that the weather can be unpredictable. Winter poses some serious driving hazards that can lead to accidents for unwary drivers. Below are some tips to consider when driving in inclement, wintry conditions.

Motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania don't have to occur

Around the holidays, there seems to be an upsurge in motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania. This may be attributable to the uptick in drinking while at holiday parties and festivities and then getting behind the wheel of a car. Getting injured due to the careless and negligent driving of another person is something no one should have to face. That is why the authorities are reminding us through the holidays to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

National Teen Driver Safety Week approaches in Pennsylvania

On October 19, National Teen Driver Safety Week begins in the United States. This is a time for focusing on keeping young drivers safe on the road, and one of the points of emphasis this year should be the use of cellphones and other mobile devices. After all, a recent survey found that young drivers -- though some were older than teens -- end up being distracted by these devices more often than older drivers, leading to more crashes and near-crashes.

Commercial car accidents do not always involve semi-trucks

Victims who have been injured in truck accidents in high-traffic areas should not have to suffer through their personal injury and emotional distress on their own. The fact is that many people who have been injured in Philadelphia auto accidents with commercial vehicles may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and related losses. Personal injury cases can be high-stakes legal matters that require tenacity and dedication; choosing the right attorney to represent you after your car accident is a critical step.

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