Good job, Pittsburgh area drivers! Research was released recently that states that Pittsburgh drivers are some of the safest in the country, when compared to other city drivers across the nation. This ranking takes into account criteria such as the number of car accidents, driving tickets (like speeding tickets and DUIs), and other various citations. We're glad to know that drivers in our part of the state are generally trying to be safe and cautious when they drive.Although many of our state's drivers are safe, this is unfortunately not true for all drivers. Sometimes, unsafe or reckless driving can cause dangerous situations, including injury and death, that can impact other drivers on the road. If you've been in a car accident due to the fault of another and have suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to seek legal compensation. In these situations, it is important to have an experienced attorney who knows the law and will work hard for you. Doug Stoehr is an Altoona-area attorney who is very experienced in handling personal injury cases related to car accidents. Please call his firm today at 814-946-4100 for more information or to schedule your free initial consultation.
Several years ago, State Farm has released its annual deer-related collision report, and Pennsylvania was again listed as the fifth most likely state for a deer collision. Pennsylvania drivers have a roughly 1 in 77 chance of hitting a deer this year. Even though the odds seem good, State Farm has reported that the odds of colliding with a deer are actually down by 4.3 percent. The reason for the decline is simple. There are more registered drivers on the road.
State Farm compiled these numbers by look at the total number of deer collisions between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, and found that 1.22 million deer-related collisions occurred during that period, which they say is down by 3.5 percent compared to the previous year. State Farm also reports that November is the most likely month for an incident to occur, followed by October and December.
State Farm has reported that the "Top 5 Most Likely States for Deer Collisions" are as follows: 1) West Virginia; 2) Montana; 3) Iowa; 4) South Dakota; and 5) Pennsylvania.