September 2015 Archive

science of speed limits
The Science of Speed Limits

Speed limits are in place to keep everyone on the road as safe as possible, and most motorists accept them as a part of the driving experience. But who decides how fast is too fast? And how are speed limits determined?

Where You Sit Could Save Your Life
Where You Sit Could Save Your Life

Since the dawn of the automobile, siblings and friends have probably argued about who gets to ride shotgun. In fact, we've created a whole game that revolves around getting the front passenger seat in a car. While it's often the coolest or most comfortable seat, riding shotgun might not be the safest place to sit.

Picking the Right Car Seat
Picking the Right Car Seat for Your Kids

Car seats are extremely important in keeping your child safe. They've been shown to reduce fatal injury by up to 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. Booster seats have dropped fatal injury rates by over 45% as well. Science has shown time and again that choosing the right safety seat for your child can make all the difference in the event of a car accident.

car color
What Your Car's Color Might Mean for You

Could the color of your car cause an accident? We've created a guide on the car colors that may increase —or in some cases decrease—your chance of a collision:

5 Ways the Future Has Changed Car Safety
5 Ways the Future Has Changed Car Safety

Our country has made incredible progress in computer technology over the last few decades. Just think: the phone in your pocket has exponentially more computing power than what it took for us to land on the moon. It's no surprise we're seeing more and more of the latest and greatest tech integrated into our daily drives.

Enter Our 2015 Coloring Contest
2015 Coloring Contest

What’s the best way to kick off the school year? By helping a young artist win $1,000 for their elementary school and $250 for themselves. That’s why we’re excited to announce the start of the 12th Annual Edgar Snyder & Associates “My Holiday Wish” Coloring Contest. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Late Season Motorcycle Riding
Tips for Late Season Motorcycle Riding

Just because the days get a little shorter, the trees change their color, and the temperature drops a few degrees doesn't mean you have to put your motorcycle away. Not yet, anyway. Fall is a great time of year to get that last bit of riding done.

Local Legend: John Minadeo
Local Legend: John Minadeo

Minadeo is a well-known name to some local Pittsburghers, but others may not have heard the brave tale of John Minadeo. He was a young man from Pittsburgh's Hazelwood area, the son of Italian immigrants in the 1950s, and a hero for an entire neighborhood.

Inside the Cab
Inside the Cab: Tips From Truck Drivers

Most of us will never have to pilot a 60,000-pound semi truck. No doubt you've seen these huge tractor-trailers on the highway or navigating busy city streets, but many of us will never sit behind the wheel of these massive vehicles. Sharing the road with big trucks is a part of driving, and we think that looking at it from the truck driver's point of view can help keep everyone safe when we share the road.

labor day
Are the Ideals Behind Labor Day Upheld Every Day?

On this national holiday, the vast majority of the country will celebrate with a long weekend spent with our families and friends, but after the holiday is over, are the sacrifices that American workers make every day still appreciated?