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September 2012 Archive

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
teen drivers

A recent study has revealed that teens who engage in distracted and dangerous driving may have learned their bad driving habits from their parents.

Published on Sep 19, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
2012 coloring contest

It's that time of year again! We've kicked off our 2012 “My Holiday Wish” Coloring Contest. Western Pennsylvania elementary school students have a chance to win great prizes for themselves and their school.

Published on Sep 18, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
Car Seat Infographics

If you’re a parent or guardian, keeping your kids safe is a top priority. You may use a car seat or booster seat every time you get in the car, but are you sure you’re using it correctly? A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that just 3 percent of children age 1-3 travel in a proper, rear-facing car seat. In fact, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police says that the car seat misuse rate in Allegheny County is about 90 percent.

Published on Sep 17, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
alcohol-realted accidents

The effects of alcohol and drugs on a person's ability to drive have long been established. However, a recent study reveals some troubling news about the prevalence of drunk and drugged drivers.

Published on Sep 12, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
PA cell phone ban

Only six months after Pennsylvania's texting ban went into effect, a state lawmaker is advocating for a new law that goes one step further. In the fall, Representative Joseph Markosek of Allegheny County will introduce a bill to ban cell phone use for drivers.

Published on Sep 12, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
flooded roads law

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials have announced a new law that went into effect September 6 and imposes stiff penalties on drivers who ignore certain traffic and safety warning signs and devices.

Published on Sep 10, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
mango recall

Nearly one million mangoes have been recalled because they may be linked to a multistate outbreak of over 100 Salmonella infections.

Published on Sep 07, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
hit-and-run accidents

What a scary summer it's been for bikers in our city. In the past few months there have been at least four tragedies in the news.

Published on Sep 05, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
patients infected with hepatitis c

Authorities allege that a former medical technician diagnosed with hepatitis C stole syringes filled with a painkiller intended for patients. He then left syringes filled with a dummy liquid for patient use.

Published on Sep 05, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
baby bather recall

Summer Infant has issued a recall for over two million of their Baby Bathers after several reports of infants suffering head injuries after falling out of the devices.

Published on Sep 05, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
teen motorcycle law

Teens wanting to obtain their motorcycle license in Pennsylvania now face new training requirements, according to a law that went into effect on August 31.

Published on Sep 04, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
hit-and-run accidents

Pennsylvania drivers will soon face up to 10 years in prison for fatal-hit-and-run accidents. The new law takes effect on September 4.

Published on Sep 04, 2012 by Edgar Snyder
hit-and-run accidents

Yesterday, hundreds of cyclists rode in Pittsburgh to honor of fallen riders. The 11-mile Ride of Silence focused on Penn Avenue, a location that has proven especially dangerous in the past few months. Today, a different type of effort is being made to protect those who are most vulnerable on our roads.

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