April 2013 Archive

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Study Shows Alcohol Only One Part of the Equation in Underage Drinking Deaths

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is busy raising awareness about the dangers of underage drinking as prom and graduation season quickly approaches. Many people blame drunk driving crashes as the cause for the most teen deaths, but the group highlights other dangers of underage drinking.

Introducing the Edgar Snyder & Associates Motorcycle Safety Resource Center

It seemed like we'd never see warmer weather, but finally it has arrived. Perhaps you've even heard the familiar rumble of a motorcycle or seen motorcyclists out on the open road. May 1 marks the beginning of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and I'm especially excited to share our law firm's Motorcycle Safety Resource Center.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Warns About Increased Food Poisoning Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data on foodborne illnesses, indicating a need for better regulation of produce and processed food. While meat-related food poisoning cases have decreased, several other types of foodborne illness are on the rise.

Save A Life Tour
Students Face Realities of Drinking and Driving

Last week, my law firm brought the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour to five high schools in the Pittsburgh area. With prom and graduation season approaching, we felt it was a critical time to educate students on the horrific consequences of choosing to drink and drive.

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Study Finds More Children Ride in Car Seats and Booster Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pleased to report that more parents are using age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats, thereby keeping their children safer while riding in cars.

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Despite Awareness of Dangers, People Continue to Use Cell Phones While Driving

A survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 660,000 people are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving at any given moment in the daytime, despite the fact that a high percentage of drivers support bans on hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving.

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Federal Highway Administration to Celebrate National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is gearing up for its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week, which will take place from Monday to Friday, April 15-19.

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Introducing the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour

Our law firm is proud to present the Edgar Snyder Save A Life Tour, which offers students a realistic, first-hand view of the dangers of drunk driving.

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Do You Have Enough Car Insurance?

As drivers, we buy car insurance expecting that it will protect us if we're involved in an accident. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. There are a variety of scenarios in which you could be left paying for your medical and repair bills, even if the accident wasn't your fault.

Car Accident
Good and Bad News For 2012 PA Accident Statistics

According to experts, there is good news when it comes to 2012 Pennsylvania highway deaths, but that news comes with a warning. Last year, the state recorded its third-lowest number of fatalities. However, officials say that lawmakers need to make big strides if they want that trend to continue.

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Farm Rich Frozen Products Recalled for E. Coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Rich Products Corporation has recalled 196,222 pounds of their Farm Rich frozen mini meal and snack items because of possible E. coli O121 contamination.