Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out this DUI chart to make sure you stay safe on the road this new year's ever
When police pull drivers over for suspected drunken driving, officers ask them to perform field sobriety tests and to take a breath test to measure Blood Alcohol Content. A BAC test measures the percentage of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. Pennsylvania's legal limit is 0.08. According to the Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website, every 40 minutes, 0.01 percent of alcohol leaves your system. Check out the chart in the media portion of this article to see what your limit is. And remember, how you feel also depends on your alcohol tolerance. Remember: If you choose to drink, have a designated driver.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Three-term Democratic legislator announces today that he will petition Commonwealth Court to have his name removed from November ballot; will remain in office through Nov. 30.
State Rep. Joseph Brennan announced today that he has submitted a request to have his name removed from the November general election ballot. The Democratic legislator had been seeking his fourth term as representative from the 133rd District. Brennan was arrested last Wednesday and charged with simple assault and drunken driving after he allegedly choked and punched his wife, Norma Jane, on the porch of their Fountain Hill home and then drove away drunk. Brennan, 48, of 1201 Delaware Ave., is free on $7,500 bail and awaiting a preliminary hearing. Additionally, a court hearing on a Protection From Abuse order request on the legislator is scheduled for Thursday in Lehigh County Court. Norma Jane Brennan, who had filed for divorce in June…
Friday, July 13, 2012
PennDOT wants your input on highway safety
Friday, July 13, 2012
PennDOT is asking Pennsylvania motorists to help the department monitor its highway safety efforts by sharing their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey available through July 27 at www.JustDrivePA.com. The 22-question survey focuses on highway safety issues, including seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving. People completing the survey may remain anonymous, but are asked to provide their gender, age and ZIP code. More than 3,500 people responded to last year’s survey. Last year’s notable results included that: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires states to to conduct this survey annually. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com…
Friday, June 10, 2011
As much as we hope tragedy won't impact our families, it is always possible. Can we teach them before it's too late?
My "mom emotions" were stirred up this week. It’s funny how differently we see the world once we become parents. It all started when I covered an assignment last week for Upper Saucon Patch at Southern Lehigh High School. As many of the local high schools have done over the years, the high school conducted a S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) demonstration in the parking lot of the high school. It’s often done during prom season as a reminder to students to avoid drinking and driving. An accident scene was staged involving two vehicles. Students volunteered to act as the injured and deceased. Parents even volunteered to demonstrate their role had the accident been real. Typically it’s a basic demonstration where the high …