Whether you spend it at the lake, an amusement park or in your own backyard, Labor Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the end of summer before the chill of autumn arrives. If you have a teenage driver in your family, you may also breathe a sigh of relief when Labor Day passes.
Pennsylvania has numerous lakes, rivers, canals and other waterways that provide recreation in the summer months. Unfortunately, some boat operators equate drinking with being on the water, and this can have serious consequences. Boating under the influence has the same penalties as driving under the influence, and it is important that everyone understands that law enforcement takes it seriously.
Motorcycles are fairly common in Pennsylvania, but not all drivers and riders know how to share the road safely. Unsafe driving and riding practices may be especially dangerous for motorcyclists, as they tend to suffer more serious injuries in an accident than do people in a car. Basic safety measures, such as wearing a helmet, may help reduce the risk of fatalities for motorcyclists. Rigorous training may also help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents, including both single-vehicle crashes and those involving cars or pedestrians.
In 2018, ABC27 News reported that Pennsylvania adopted Act 153 to tackle drunk driving problems within the state. The bill allowed the state to charge drunk drivers with a felony under the following conditions:
Commercial truck drivers in Pennsylvania can be under a lot of pressure to deliver goods on time. This sometimes results in long working hours which, in turn, can lead to exhaustion. One of the causes of truck accidents is fatigue, and the trucking industry has certain rules that regulate the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road. To keep track of this, all drivers must also fill in a trucking log on a regular basis.