Over the last several decades, the term "PTSD," abbreviated from post-traumatic stress disorder, has gained common usage in daily conversation. However, it is still most commonly referred to in the context of those returning from serving in a battlefield while on a military tour of duty. Some individuals do not yet understand that PTSD can arise any number of ways if a victim experiences a sufficiently traumatic event, especially a car accident.
Driving is always dangerous, no matter how seriously you might take your own duties behind the wheel. Even if you remain fully alert and engaged with your surroundings and your driving behavior at all times, you may still experience a car accident at just about any time. According to the latest data released by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), driving was even more dangerous in 2016 than many years before, and some of those trends may not level out in the years ahead.
Did you know that somewhere around 9.5 million people here in the United States work night shift? It stands to reason that several of them do so here in Pennsylvania. Because their circadian rhythms (sleep patterns) do not follow the "normal" course, many seem to be chronically sleep deprived.
All drivers who drive on roads and streets in Pennsylvania are subject to its driving laws. One of the most commonly misunderstood laws for both residents and out-of-state drivers governs how a driver may use a wireless device while behind the wheel. Especially for out-of-state drivers, it is crucial to understand these laws and how to implement them, to avoid unnecessary traffic tickets and keep our roads safe.