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January 2014 Archive

Published on Jun 20, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
potholes

Crews Begin 72-Hour Blitz to Fix as Many Potholes as Possible

Published on Jan 31, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
pacifier child

Parents looking to improve upon the standard pacifier model may want to shy away from some pacifiers featuring the latest bells and whistles. 200,000 specialty pacifiers are being recalled because their various flashy features present a choking risk to children.

Published on Jan 31, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
gavel

In a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, drug manufacturers in PA can now be held responsible for negligence in the design and marketing of unsafe and potentially deadly pills to the public.

Published on Jan 29, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
windshield snow removal

Make Sure to Store These Necessities in Your Vehicle During the Cold-Weather Months

Published on Jan 24, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
minicar

The new minicars gaining popularity throughout the United States may outperform standard sized vehicles in a parallel parking competition. However, according to new crash test data, these sub-compacts do not measure up to their larger-sized counterparts when it comes to safety.

Published on Jan 22, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
child car seat

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently proposed upgrading safety standards for child car seats. For the first time, child car seats must protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes.

Published on Jan 21, 2014 by Edgar Snyder

Amid mounting pressure by consumers and environmental groups, Johnson & Johnson has removed two potentially harmful chemicals from its popular “No More Tears” baby shampoo and 100 additional baby products. The new “improved formula” now no longer contains formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.

Published on Jan 17, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
medication

FDA Warns Against Certain Doses of the Commonly Used Drug

Published on Jan 13, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
insurance policy

Here's one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your family from harm in 2014. This year, review your car insurance and resolve to purchase the right coverage at the right levels. Okay—we know car insurance is probably low on your list of priorities, but it will make a huge difference if you or a loved one is involved in an accident.

Published on Jan 10, 2014 by Edgar Snyder

January 10, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA – Western Pennsylvania high school seniors are encouraged to enter the 8th Annual "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates.

Published on Jan 09, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
peephole driver

Ever been in a hurry and scraped only enough ice and snow off your windshield to “peep” out at the road? Figure you’ll wait for the heater to melt away the remaining precipitation on your vehicle? If so, you’re a “peephole” driver. These drivers now face traffic citations and fines for the danger they pose to other motorists, pedestrians, and themselves.

Published on Jan 07, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
drowsy driving

Whether on a lengthy road trip or riding home from work, many drivers facing drooping eyelids adopt the “I’m tired, but I can make it” mentality. A new report says they may be risking their lives by driving while drowsy.

Published on Jan 06, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
talking on phone

A recently published study confirms what many already suspected—dialing, texting, or reaching for a cell phone while driving increases the risk of a car accident. However, the study also surprisingly concluded that talking on the phone while driving proves less dangerous than previous studies have claimed.

Published on Jan 03, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
taxi

After making the responsible decision to arrange a sponsored cab ride, hundreds of New Year’s Eve party-goers throughout Western Pennsylvania were returned safely to their homes able to look forward to a bright New Year. Had they driven home after consuming alcohol that night, that may not have been the case.

Published on Jan 02, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
cleaning snow off car

The new year comes with fresh snow storms threatening our safety on the roads. Although these early days of winter are a great time to relax at home bundled up sipping hot cocoa, don’t “chill” until you prepare for the first major snow of the season.

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