With an eye towards eliminating or reducing the number of injured, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a new set of initiatives for reducing injuries in the short term called the 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Some of these measures are also the focus of the National Safety Council, which has a broader …
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Pittsburgh has seen the arrival of Scoobi scooter rentals this year. These two-wheel scooters similar to Vespa have a top speed of 30 miles per hour and cost of $5 for the first 15 minutes and .25 cents for each additional minute. While it is great to have eco-friendly, affordable and on-demand electric scooter rental here, emergency rooms across country have seen a surge in injuries related to renting on-demand urban transport vehicles offered by other companies similar to Scoobi.
Ever since cellphones hit the market, distracted driving has been a persistent safety hazard on the country’s roadways. Pennsylvania is no exception: Sometimes, it seems nearly impossible to drive without spotting another motorist texting, talking on the phone or using their smartphone for some other purpose.
One of the drawbacks of being a motorist is getting stuck in seemingly-endless traffic jams. Usually, there is no way for a car or truck to get out of a jam–you must sit and wait until traffic clears. Motorcyclists, however, sometimes choose a different option: They ride between cars in a practice called “lane-splitting.”
Many gruesome injuries can occur during a car crash. One possibility is a limb or digit being amputated. These amputations can lead to serious life effects that are difficult to overcome.