April 2014 Archive

auto mechanic
Many Recalled Vehicles Never Get Fixed

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.

texting while driving
PA's Texting Ban Hard to Enforce

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.

road construction
PA Construction Season Heats Up

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.

teenagers drinking
MADD Refuses $5,000 Donation

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.

smartphone teens
Scaring Texting Teenagers May Save Their Lives

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.

parked suv
Toyota Recall Includes Nearly 30 Models
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.
6 Gadgets Every Safe Bicyclist Should Know About
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.
accident victim
Don't Get Fooled By Insurance Companies
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."