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2015 Archive

pet seat belt laws
Do Pets Have to Wear Seat Belts Too?

Pennsylvania seat belt law says all drivers, all front seat passengers, and anyone under 18 must wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle—but what about pet passengers? Currently, only a handful of states have laws regulating how pets travel in vehicles.

5 Most Dangerous Home Appliances
5 Most Dangerous Appliances in Your Home

Your home is your castle. It's the place where you go to relax, unwind, and feel at ease. Unfortunately, there are certain items in your home that can pose a threat to you and your family members if you aren't careful. By keeping these few things in mind, you'll be able to breathe easy knowing your family is safe and sound.

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?

no seat belts school bus
5 Reasons Why School Buses Have No Seat Belts

In the United States, roughly 450,000 public school buses carry 25 million children more than 4.3 billion miles each school year, but only about 20% of the children traveling to school by bus wear a seat belt during the ride.

attorneys first jobs
Top Attorneys' Most Unusual Jobs Before They Ever Appeared in an Edgar Snyder Commercial

Long before these accomplished attorneys ever saw the inside of a courtroom, they learned to embrace hard work at some very unusual workplaces. The Edgar Snyder & Associates partners reveal the surprising stories behind their most peculiar past professions.

pool trespassing
Trespassing in Pools When You're an Adult

On these hot summer days, swimming can be one of the best ways to escape the heat. Jumping into the pool isn’t only fun for kids – adults like to join in too. But sometimes teenagers and adults feel the urge to seek more excitement.

Most Commonly Ignored Car Maintenance Tasks
The Most Commonly Ignored Car Maintenance Tasks

No matter your level of car love, they always need regular maintenance to remain reliable and safe. However, for those drivers who aren't "gear heads" or at-home mechanics, many simple maintenance tasks often get ignored. Here are a few common car jobs that you can easily master to keep your ride safe on the road.

History of Pittsburgh's Most Popular Bridges
The History of Pittsburgh's Most Popular Bridges

Pittsburgh has a rich, colorful history and geography that led to the construction of over 446 bridges in the city alone – nearly 2,000 in all of Allegheny County. Check out the stories behind some of Pittsburgh's most popular bridges.

school bus
Wagons, Hacks, and Sledges: History of the School Bus

Your parents and grandparents have told you stories of how they walked miles to get to school – uphill both ways, of course. Today, most kids take the school bus. In fact, school buses transport 26 million US students every year. Here’s a look back at how schools buses have evolved over the years and why they’re considered one of the safest forms of transportation on the roads.

Best Lawyers 2016 Announced
2016 Best Lawyers Announced

Nine attorneys from the law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Inclusion on the list is based entirely on peer review.

Boat and Kayak Safety
Important Rules for PA Boaters and Kayakers

The sun is warm and the water is bright. It's time to head to your favorite local lake or stream for a day of kayaking or boating. But before you go, it's important to remember the rules that'll keep you safe.