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October 2011 Archive

Published on Oct 28, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
PA texting laws

Pennsylvania lawmakers have amended the state's ban on texting while driving, voting to make it a primary offense for all drivers.

Published on Oct 26, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Safe and sober Halloween

Over the past six years, my law firm has sponsored 165 Road Radio USA shows, a multi-media program that weaves education with entertainment, informing kids on the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking. On Monday, a special performance of Road Radio was held at Uniontown's State Theatre of the Arts. Members of my staff attended, and they said that it was an amazing experience.

Published on Oct 24, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
women drivers

Female drivers are at a greater risk for injury or death during a car accident, according to a new study by the American Journal of Public Health. This is because seat belts and other car safety devices are not designed for their bodies.

Published on Oct 21, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Top Places to Work

Edgar Snyder & Associates has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in western Pennsylvania and one of the Top Places to Work in Pittsburgh. Both honors were based on surveys that gathered anonymous employee votes on a variety of criteria.

Published on Oct 19, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Pittsburgh bridges

Pittsburgh has the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the United States, according to a new report. Transportation for America found that 30.4 percent of the bridges in the city are deficient.

Published on Oct 14, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Booster Seats

Even if you've installed your child's booster seat properly it doesn't mean it's safe, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In fact, some seats are so unsafe the institute recommends that parents avoid them.

Published on Oct 13, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Iceberg Lettuce

Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle shoppers — before you bite into that sandwich or salad, check the UPC code. Bags of Farmer’s Market shredded iceberg lettuce with the UPC code 3003430195 are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination. Also important — the tainted lettuce may have been used in Italian, New York and All-American sandwich rings from Giant Eagle deli with the UPC codes: 23755100000, 24755500000, 22755100000, 25755500000, 21755100000 and 26755500000. If you purchased any of these items, do not eat them. Return them for a refund.

Published on Oct 07, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Teen driver restrictions

Pennsylvania teen drivers may have to ask mom and dad to be their chauffer even if they have their driver's license. Recently approved legislation limits the number of passengers that are allowed in cars operated by new teenage drivers.

Published on Oct 05, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Attorney Cynthia Dane

Attorney Cynthia Danel, a partner at Edgar Snyder & Associates, has been named the "Pittsburgh Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year" for 2012. Only one personal injury litigation attorney is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh.

Published on Oct 03, 2011 by Edgar Snyder
Listeria food poisoning outbreak

Cantaloupe, romaine and iceberg lettuce have both been recently recalled due to listeria contamination. The Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause listeriosis, a disease that is particularly dangerous for older people and those with compromised immune systems.

The romaine lettuce recall affects 2,500 cartons of the produce distributed to 21 states and Canada. True Leaf Farms said the lettuce was shipped to wholesale food distributors in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. Romaine lettuce included in the recall has a use-by date of Sept. 29.

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