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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.

Drowsiness a health hazard for night shift workers

Shift work increases the risk for many conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but there is another concern that could be considered more pressing. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have determined that night shift workers are prone to drowsy driving, especially during their commute home. According to their report, over 9.5 million people in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. work night shifts or rotational shifts, so the problem is a widespread one.

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.

Advanced auto safety features save lives

Pennsylvania residents who have lane departure warning systems or other advanced safety features in their cars may be less likely to get into accidents. They may also be less likely to get hurt in a crash, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study looked at 5,000 crashes that such systems were designed to prevent.

The future of driverless cars in Pennsylvania

Driverless cars have taken the public's imagination by storm. It seems like almost everyday that there is a new story that highlights the future for this new technology. Some of the world's richest and well-known companies are investing a great deal of money on autonomous vehicles.

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