Most drivers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are aware of the traditional act of flashing your high beams to other drivers to warn them of nearby police speed traps. But many motorists are not aware that the police may attempt to ticket drivers for such action. So, what are your rights when flashing high beams to warn other drivers of police speed traps? Read below for the interesting history and final answer.
This weekend, Philadelphia is set for a vibrant celebration of culture and fitness. However, the activities will cause major headaches for drivers in the city. Anyone heading in or around Philadelphia this weekend should keep a close eye on traffic closures and congestion. Read more below for further information on specific closures.
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that more than 1/3 of the children killed in car accidents in 2011 were not in car seats or wearing seatbelts. Based on the data, more than 260 children were saved due to the use of seatbelts and child seats. Continue reading to find out the surprising statistics about children's safety in larger vehicles.
Police are asking for help identifying the driver of a white or silver pickup truck which fled the scene of an accident in King of Prussia, PA on September 18, 2013. The driver of the white pickup had rear-ended another car and pulled over. However, when the other driver stepped out of his car to exchange information, the unidentified driver of the white pickup truck sped away. In the process, the white pickup truck struck the other driver and dragged him for a distance, causing very serious injuries. The photo to the left shows a stillframe photo of the white pickup truck from a nearby surveillance camera. Click below for all the details on how to help, and how you can protect yourself against hit-and-run drivers.
With the rise of in-car technology in the last decade, Pennsylvania courts have struggled to draw a fair line between convenience and safety. In a recent ruling in Lackawanna County, the court has now affirmed that, in certain specific situations, GPS use can be considered reckless conduct and punished with additional, punitive, money owed by the defendant.
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