In a recent study released by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, one-third of parents reported reading text messages while driving, one-fourth sent text messages and one-seventh used social media while driving children between the ages of 4 and 10. Bloomberg posted this graphic based on the…

We handle motorcycle cases quite differently than the average car case. Why? Cycles Behave Differently Unlike passenger cars, motorcycles are capable of rapid acceleration. They offer little protection to the rider during a collision and require special skills to be able to maneuver the bike effectively. Unlike a car, a motorcycle has separate front and…

We Have No Tolerance for Distracted Drivers–Save the Texting for Later Although many people know not to text while driving, it does not seem to have stopped them. It is a significant  public safety issue. I had a recent eye doctor appointment and, although there was a sign saying no cell phones, I sat with…

Pedestrian Injuries in Monroe County PA The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that almost 5000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, the number of deaths has been increasing. The 2016 national data shows that pedestrian deaths increased by 9% to 5,987, the highest number since 1990. While the reasons for…

How artists came up with a solution to reverse the increase in pedestrian deaths. Eastern Pennsylvania and Monroe County have had far too many pedestrians seriously injured or killed by motor vehicles in the past few years.The question is what to do about it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a study reporting…

PennDOT no longer issues vehicle registration stickers. But what to do with the ones already on the license plate? PennDOT just posted this notice on its Facebook page: “You don’t have to remove your old registration sticker from your license plate – law enforcement in Pennsylvania as well as other jurisdictions (including Canada!) have been…