April 2014 Archive

Apr 24, 2014

After recently recalling nearly 7 million vehicles due to various defects, General Motors (GM) notified car owners to get the faulty auto parts fixed— free of charge. However, experts suspect that hundreds of thousands of these unsafe vehicles will never be brought in for repairs.

Apr 21, 2014

Texting while driving has been against the law in Pennsylvania for the last two years. Since PA’s texting ban has taken effect, the majority of police agree that while the law may be good in theory, it is very tough to enforce out on the roadways.

Apr 21, 2014

Bright orange traffic cones, the distant drone of industrial machinery, unexpected traffic delays—all signs indicate that construction season in Pennsylvania is now in full swing. Although this time of the year can be frustrating, PennDOT urges that drivers remain calm while passing through work zones to help keep their fellow Pennsylvanians safe.

Apr 18, 2014

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is living up to its name—members of the nonprofit were shocked after a mother’s social host charge was dropped, as long as she agreed to make a $5,000 contribution to their group. MADD members were so outraged that they refused to accept the court-ordered donation.

Apr 15, 2014

April is National Distracted Driving Month, and the Department of Transportation recently announced a national advertising campaign in honor of the event. The first-of-its-kind campaign combines graphic advertisements with heightened efforts by law enforcement to scare young people from driving while distracted.

Apr 11, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. recently announced the newest massive auto recall. This recall involves 6.76 million vehicles and includes 27 different models sold in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.
Apr 10, 2014
Bike travel has skyrocketed in recent years—from 1990 to 2012, the number of bicycle commuters nearly doubled in America’s 70 largest cities. As more and more cars and cyclists mingle on the roadways, the safety of both parties can become compromised. These recent advances in technology may hold the key to a safer commute.
Apr 01, 2014
What happens if you cash an insurance settlement check without first talking to an attorney? Hear one victim's story of a catastrophic auto accident that almost killed him, and what the insurance company did "to help."