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Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA Reports Significant Increases in Pedestrian/Motorcyclist Fatalities

How safe are you when you’re on the road—if you’re not in your car? According to a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), not safe enough. In their 2016 fatal crash data report, the NHTSA revealed […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Most Parents Fail to Attach Child Safety Seat Tether Straps

Parents are improving in their use of child car safety seats. According to a September 15, 2017 press release from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more parents are putting their infants and toddlers in the proper child safety seats. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Safety Advocates Call for Stricter Distracted Driving Guidelines

Our vehicles have seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes, and other safety features, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), such features may not be enough, particularly considering the growing problem of distracted driving. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Study Reports Texting is the Most Dangerous Cause of Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives in 2015 alone. The agency’s definition of distraction encompasses anything that diverts the driver’s attention away from driving, including talking or texting on a cell phone, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Pittsburgh Helps Parents Protect Children with Car Seat Inspections

According to a recent 2017 study, a tragic 43 percent of children who died from car crashes between 2010 and 2014 were not properly restrained or were not restrained at all. A total of 2,885 children died during that period, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Studies Reveal Increase in Bicycle Crash Injuries and Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report in March 2017 indicating that bicycle accidents and related fatalities are on the rise. In 2015, the last year for which data was available, there were 818 bicyclists killed in […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Apple Reveals New “Do Not Disturb” Feature to Help Reduce Driver Distraction

In the race to find new ways to combat distracted driving, technology giant Apple has revealed its newest “do not disturb” feature in the iOS 11 beta. As smartphones become more and more ubiquitous in our society, distracted driving continues […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Teen Drivers with ADHD More Likely to Get into a Crash

A recent study warns that young drivers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a greater risk of getting into automobile accidents than their peers without ADHD. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines ADHD as a group of disorders […]

Steven Cohn

Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds Defective Seat Belt Verdict

A good seatbelt is supposed to protect drivers and passengers in an automobile accident, helping to secure them to the seat so they are less likely to suffer injuries. Unfortunately, seat belts don’t always work as they should. That was […]