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October 2014 Archive

Published on Oct 29, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
signs of an unsafe teen driver

After finally earning a license, driving alone for the first time can be a "rough ride" for teenagers. At first, new drivers can be overly-cautious, but as teens start to enjoy their newfound freedom, some start to ignore certain traffic laws and safety practices.

Published on Oct 29, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
alcohol myths

Whether the goal is to avoid a breathalyzer test or get rid of a hangover, some drinkers honor these old wives' tales to keep them out of trouble and feeling fine the morning after. Still, many old wives' tales are just that. Here we test some common alcohol myths.

Published on Oct 28, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
Attorney Jason Lichtenstein

Attorney Jason Lichtenstein, partner at Edgar Snyder & Associates, has been elected to membership in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. Admission into the Academy is by invitation only, requiring a nomination by a current member. Only a limited number of open positions are available each year.

Published on Oct 22, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
Crumple Zones

Have you ever seen a car so completely totaled that you were shocked when you found out its occupants survived? We'll explain how they walked away alive.

Published on Oct 21, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
How to Stay Safe at Fall Festivals

Recent incidents at a few autumn events have many festival-goers upset, and it’s not because they ran out of hot apple cider.

Published on Oct 17, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
kids getting on bus

They say, “never say never,” but when it comes children’s safety on the school bus, there are some things kids should never do, because these actions may put themselves and the whole bus at risk.

Published on Oct 17, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
Winterize Your Motorcycle

The end of fall will bring with it colder weather and forecasts filling with snow. As the winter months approach, you'll want to consider preparing your bike for the off-season ahead.

Published on Oct 13, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
nissan

Nissan is recalling over 200,000 2013 Altima midsize vehicles because of a defective secondary hood latch.

Published on Oct 13, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
work zone

Speeding drivers may have more incentive to slow down in work zones now that a group representing Pennsylvania highway contractors is pushing for speed enforcement cameras.

Published on Oct 13, 2014 by Edgar Snyder

Perhaps you've been in this situation before, arguing with the invisible techno-brain that lives inside your car or phone. Frustrated, you begin hitting buttons on the screen, still shouting commands into the emptiness of your car.

All the while, traffic has stopped moving, but you haven't.

Published on Oct 10, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
bpa lung problems

New research shows prenatal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may limit the child's ability to breathe. BPA is used in a variety of plastics and canned foods.

Published on Oct 10, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
uber

Just a few months after the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission temporarily approved ridesharing service Uber in Pittsburgh, the company's supporters rallied in Harrisburg on Monday afternoon to push lawmakers to fully approve their rideshare service.

Published on Oct 07, 2014 by Edgar Snyder

See how well you'd fare on PennDOT's Knowledge Test by answering some of the most commonly-asked questions on the exam in this interactive quiz.

Published on Oct 07, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
marijuana

As restrictions on marijuana use slacken nationwide, road safety advocates are calling for more research to determine how to regulate drugged drivers.

Published on Oct 07, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
winter coat car seat

Car seats may be made for children but they can perplex even the smartest adults. Many parents and caregivers don't realize just how complicated it can be to install and use a car seat correctly. Here are five of the most common mistakes that adults make when it comes to car seat safety.

Published on Oct 07, 2014 by Edgar Snyder

General Motors (GM) announced two more recalls last Friday, affecting Cadillac, Saab, and Chevrolet vehicles in North America.

Published on Oct 03, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
hiit fitness

Named the number one fitness trend in 2014, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a way for many trainers to fit an effective amount of exercise in your busy routine. Keep yourself exercising safely with a qualified HIIT instructor.

Published on Oct 03, 2014 by Edgar Snyder
medical implant

Studies on the safety of medical implants show that new technology may not always be the best, and you may not always know about it right away. The reviews assessed FDA-approved implants for the presence of safety data in both the application and post-approval stages.

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