Driver Safety

National Safety Council Raises Awareness of Distracted Driving in PA

DRIVER ON CELL PHONE April 12th, 2019

Each day, crashes caused by distracted drivers in the United States injure 100 people and leave at least nine dead. The National Safety Council (NSC) has declared April to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month for this reason. Distracted Driving Awareness Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the dangers of, and eliminate preventable deaths caused by,…

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Dick Freeburn Talks Fall Safety on Good Day PA

Wet Leaves on Road November 6th, 2018

  With cooler weather and shorter days upon us, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visits ABC 27’s Good Day PA on Wednesday, November 7th to discuss useful fall safety tips to help both motorists and pedestrians avoid accidents and injuries this season. Tune in tomorrow to Good Day PA at 10 am to see…

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PA State Senate: Prior Convictions Mean Tougher Penalties for DUI-Related Vehicular Homicides

Signing Bill October 26th, 2018

  The Pennsylvania State Senate recently signed Senate Bill 961 into law. The change allows for tougher penalties for certain vehicle offenses by drivers under the influence—if the driver has previous DUI offenses on record. A link to the bill can be found here. The Purpose of the Bill Senate Bill 961 amends Title 75—the…

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Catch Attorney Freeburn Tomorrow on ABC 27’s Good Day PA Discussing Halloween Safety!

Trick-or-Treaters October 23rd, 2018

  With Halloween around the corner, attorney Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton visits ABC 27’s Good Day PA on Wednesday, October 24th to discuss Halloween safety for young and old alike. Rules of the Road Young pedestrians are more than twice as likely to die in collisions on this night versus any other. Anyone out…

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Reminder: August is Back to School Safety Month

Back To School Safety August 27th, 2018

  In Pennsylvania, August is Back to School Safety Month. Dick Freeburn of Freeburn Hamilton joined ABC 27’s Good Day PA to discuss tips for the coming season. You can view the segment below: School Bus Safety Tips Statistically, buses are safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a school bus is…

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Bills Proposed to Ban Driver Handheld Cell Phone Use in PA

July 12th, 2018

While a Pennsylvania law passed in 2011 prohibits texting while driving, speaking on a handheld cell phone while driving remains legal. In contrast, all of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have enacted bans on such activity—including tough bills passed in New Jersey and New York. New bills proposed in the state seek to require the use of…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Good Day PA - Distracted Driving Awareness April 26th, 2018

Every day throughout the United States, thousands of lives are lost due to distracted driving. Whether someone is adjusting the radio, sending a text, or putting directions into their GPS; taking your eyes off the road for even just one second can cause a serious accident. Attorney Dick Freeburn recently joined Amy Kehm on ABC…

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Distracted Driving Studies

May 11th, 2015

Recent Studies Highlight Frequency of Distracted Driving Do you change clothes while driving? Put on your make-up? Smoke? Text? A survey was commissioned by Erie Insurance in March that showed that you are not alone. The  results of the survey showed this: 30% of drivers admitted to texting while driving. 75% saw someone else do it. 30% of drivers smoke while operating their vehicle. 4% have brushed…

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Road Trip Safety Tips

April 30th, 2015

Stay Safe on Your Road Trip Spring time is here. Summer isn’t too far off. Over the course of the next few weeks, college kids will be flooding home and the younger kids will be wrapping up their school year. What will you and your kids be doing this summer? Have a road trip planned? Whether you are driving towards a destination, or just taking a…

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Safe Driving Tips for Teens

March 4th, 2015

The first time your teen gets behind the wheel of a car is a terrifying time for parents. Here are some tips you can give your teen drivers to help them exercise safe driving. 1) Follow the Speed Limit …and all other driving rules. Drivers education classes and studying for permit tests teach the rules of the road like following speed limit, proper hand placement, proper mirror placement,…

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Horse and Buggy Driving Tips

December 31st, 2014

Another Horse and Buggy Accident Calls for Safe Driving Tips On December 5th, we published an article about an accident that happened earlier that week involving a horse and buggy. Last Sunday morning, a man in an SUV tried to pass a pick-up truck and ran into a horse and buggy, head on. The SUV flipped, the pick-up truck ran off the road to avoid a collision, and 5…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

December 16th, 2014

Winter Driving Safety Tips: Stay Safe This Winter Every year, winter brings more car accidents than any other month. December 2013 had the most accidents, followed by November 2013 and October 2013. In those 3 months, there were over 35,000 accidents. 26.1% of all PA car accident deaths in 2013 occurred during those three months. The harsh weather and limited daylight can cause bad driving conditions….

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Emergency Kit for Cars

December 3rd, 2014

What Makes A Great Emergency Kit For My Car? It is possible to get stranded in your car for various reasons in any season. You could be stranded due to an accident or bad weather. Being stranded in the winter can be more dangerous because of the extreme temperatures. Be sure you are prepared in case help takes a while to arrive. Here are some suggested items…

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Dangers of Black Ice

November 19th, 2014

Beware of Black Ice Conditions Snow, ice, and  freezing rain makes winter driving hazardous. Before you get in your car to travel to work, shop or visit friends it is important to check the local weather and road conditions. Black ice or clear ice,  is a thin, transparent cover of ice on a road surface adds to the danger of winter driving. Black ice often…

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Avoid Distracted Driving

September 24th, 2014

Are you a distracted driver? Is your teen? Another loved one? There is a lot of data out there today about how teens are the most likely to be distracted while driving a car. After all, they are generally more attached to their cell phones and social media sites than most adults and tend to be less experienced and mature. These factors can lead to…

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Car Safety Tips for Kids

September 10th, 2014

Last week, we shared a post with tips to keep your kids safe while walking to school each day. While so many kids walk to school each day, nearly every child is in a car at one point in time. Here are some car safety tips that you can follow to help your kids stay safer in and around cars.   1) Make sure you are choosing…

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