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June 2015 Archives

Uniontown woman acquitted of DUI charges, claims false arrest

Many people in Pennsylvania do not realize that even just being charged with a DUI can have serious ramifications on a person’s future. These potential consequences go beyond the penalties a person may face if convicted. In some cases, a drunk driving charge may negatively impact a person’s livelihood, employment opportunities and personal relationships.

Blood alcohol detection may become auto safety option

Drivers in Pennsylvania and across the country may soon have access to technology in their vehicles that will prevent them from driving while intoxicated. Researchers are developing an alcohol detection system that will measure blood alcohol content quickly and prevent the vehicle from moving if the driver's level is above the legal limit.

The penalties for possession of marijuana in Pennsylvania

While some states throughout the U.S. have legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, Pennsylvania is not yet one of them. As such, the possession of this Schedule I substance is considered a serious crime and a conviction on these charges could result in significant penalties. The Pennsylvania State Police report that in June of 2014 alone, more than 1,800 people were arrested for possession of marijuana. The consequences that those charged with this drug crime face vary depending on the amount of marijuana that is found in a person’s possession, as well as his or her prior record.

NTSB says collision avoidance systems should be standard

Pennsylvania drivers would be able to purchase new cars with collision avoidance systems installed at no extra price if the National Transportation Safety Board had its way, but despite recommending these systems for several years, only four models manufactured in 2014 included such a system. The NTSB says that the devices would reduce the severity of about 80 percent of rear-end accidents that kill about 1,700 people annually and injure around half a million.

Safety worker injured during closing stages of IMSA race

Motor sport fans in Pennsylvania are probably aware of how chaotic the action can become during the closing stages of a race. Drivers often throw caution to the wind as they approach the checkered flag, and serious accidents are sometimes caused by minor mistakes or a piece of debris on the track. Such an accident occurred during the final lap of an IMSA race in Detroit on May 30, and a confluence of factors led to a race safety worker suffering serious injuries.

How can you get to work with a license suspension?

Any driver with a DUI charge may find themselves facing license suspension. This can be catastrophic if the driver relies on their car in order to get to their place of employment. However, there are measures in place to ensure the continued livelihood of drivers with suspended licenses.

Employees can suffer injuries from insects and animals

When business owners and employees in Philadelphia think about workers' compensation, many do not take injuries resulting from insects and animals into consideration. Although outdoor workplaces are most often associated with injuries resulting from pests, indoor environments also carry this risk. This makes it essential for employers and employees in all types of workplaces to be aware of these types of hazards and minimize their potential.

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