2016 Archive

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The Seven Most Dangerous Toys of 2015

You would think that with today's advancements in technology and strict safety requirements, children's toys would be safer than ever. However, this is not always the case. Toys created today are still quite dangerous. Each year, thousands of children are injured by toys with small parts, toxic substances and inaccurate warning labels. On average, there are over 250,000 toy-related injuries each year and several toy-related deaths. We took a look back to see what the most dangerous toys were of 2015.

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How Babylonia and Ben Franklin Led to Car Insurance

The first car accident in the United States occurred in 1891 in Ohio. This was only the first of many accidents that would happen early in the history of the automobile. For a period of time, the roads were a free-for-all – there were no stop signs, traffic lights, lane lines, or posted speed limits. As more cars led to more accidents, those accidents led to a need for what we now know as car insurance.

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Are Uber and Lyft Responsible for the Decrease in Drunk Driving Accidents?

Over the past few years, the number of drunk driving accidents in U.S. cities has declined considerably. Some people have attributed this decrease to the growing popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. However, other people wonder if it's true that these services are solely responsible for the drop in the number of alcohol-related crashes around the country.

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Scholarship Winners Throughout the Years

Our 2016 Scholarship Contest is in full swing, so if you know a high school senior who could use money to put toward higher education, make sure you tell them about this opportunity. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some the wonderful entries that have won throughout the years.

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7 Things To Do When Riding Shotgun

Before calling shotgun the next time you go for a long car ride, you should first consider the large responsibility you have as a passenger. Riding in the passenger seat doesn’t mean that it’s time to sit back and relax. While riding shotgun, it’s important to make sure that not only do you not distract the driver, but that you remove potential distractions for them. To help guarantee that you’re doing your job correctly, we have created a list of seven things you should do the next time you ride shotgun.

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2016 Scholarship Contest Underway

Edgar Snyder & Associates invites high school seniors in western and central Pennsylvania to enter the 10th annual "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest which has students take a stand against drunk driving and texting while driving.

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Technology Has Changed How We Deal With The Snow

As Pennsylvanians, we’re used to dealing with harsh winters. We dread the days when we have to shovel our driveways, scrape the ice from our car, and wait for it to heat up. Luckily, technological innovations have changed the way we deal with the snow and the cold by essentially allowing us to avoid it completely. Here is a look at some of the ways that science has changed how we handle winter weather.

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Baby on Board: Five Common Car Seat Mistakes

You know that buying a car seat is one of the most important purchases you can make for your young child. In the event of a car accident, that seat may make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, if you’re like 75% of parents, you’ve made a mistake somewhere along the way.

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How Driving to School Can Turn Deadly

Teens driving themselves and other teen passengers is by far the riskiest way to travel to school. It accounts for 55% of school travel-related deaths and 51% of injuries. Learn the risk factors that come into play on a typical drive to school.

The Seven Most Dangerous Toys From Your Past
The Seven Most Dangerous Toys From Your Past

Many people today claim that toys from the past were better than today’s toys for many reasons, including their simplicity and more interactive nature. While classic toys of the 70s and 80s may make some people nostalgic, in certain instances they were also more hazardous and would never meet today’s safety requirements. We took a blast into the past and made a list of the seven most dangerous toys from the 60s, 70s, and 80s:

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Snow Removal Reminders

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

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Be Prepared for Winter Driving

Wintry conditions all too often play a role in tragic accidents, and the best advice is to be prepared. The law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is offering information on ways you can help prevent accidents and injuries.

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Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

When most people think of "winterizing" their home, they probably consider tips and tricks that will help them save on their heating bill, such as caulking windows, sealing up drafts under doors, or investing in a programmable thermostat. However, there's another important component to winterizing: safety.