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Study reveals that roundabouts can reduce traffic fatalities

The number of fatal traffic accidents in Pennsylvania and around the country could be reduced if traditional intersections get replaced with roundabouts, according to a recent study from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT researchers looked at the number of fatal and property damage accidents that took place at 144 junctions both before and after roundabouts were built. They found that road deaths plunged by 86 percent after traffic lights were replaced by traffic circles.

Is Driver Fatigue a Cause of Commercial Vehicle Crashes?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking a new look at driver fatigue and seeking input on the issue. Motor carrier businesses, organizations and operators in Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit their comments to the FMCSA.

Winter weather could increase your risk of a slip-and-fall

Despite how minor and humorous they may appear in television shows or movies, slip-and-fall incidents can result in serious injuries. Sometimes, these common accidents can even prove fatal. In fact, more than a million people head to emergency rooms each year because of slip-and-fall incidents. There are certain steps you can take to reduce your risk of joining this group, such as wearing shoes or boots with good traction and moving slowly on slick surfaces. Still, if a property isn't carefully maintained, even your best efforts may not prevent a slip-and-fall.

Driving in winter conditions

Many Pennsylvania motorists know that driving in winter conditions can be a daunting task. Driving on snow is far different than driving on regular asphalt. As such, people who drive in snow must have a different way of handling the wheel and pedals.

Truck safety technologies could prevent 77,000 crashes per year

According to federal data, there were more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2015. Sadly, these crashes resulted in 116,000 injuries and 4,000 deaths. However, a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that advanced truck safety technologies could prevent over 77,000 truck accidents each year, which would save lives in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.

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