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New electronic parking brake could eliminate rollaway accidents

Pennsylvania residents may be alarmed to learn that a study performed by a leading business consulting firm found that six out of 10 commercial vehicle fleet operators have experienced a rollaway situation within the last two years. A moving vehicle with no driver behind the wheel poses a serious threat to the safety of road users, and this is especially true when the vehicle involved is a commercial truck that can weigh as much as 40 tons. However, an Ohio-based commercial vehicle systems manufacturer claims that their new electronic parking brake has the potential to make this kind of incident a thing of the past.

Infotainment technology in cars causing driver distractions

Pennsylvania drivers who are looking to buy a new car with the latest technology may be interested to learn that these features could increase their chances of becoming involved in a car accident. According to a study conducted for AAA, some of the new technology going into vehicle dashboards, such as infotainment systems, can be distracting to drivers.

Sometimes Bigger IS Better

Many Pennsylvanians prefer small cars because of their gas efficiency. While they are more fuel-efficient, smaller vehicles carry higher injury risks than do larger vehicles. People who occupy small vehicles have fatality risks that are twice as high as those who occupy larger, heavier vehicles.

Drivers text even though they believe it is dangerous

Many Pennsylvania drivers may think that texting and driving is dangerous but may do it anyway. According to a Progressive Insurance survey, 97 percent of women and 88 percent of men believe that texting and driving should be illegal. However, more than 20 percent of men thought they could safely text and drive while only about 11 percent of women thought this.

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