Driver Safety http://wesa.fm en New Law Raises Minimum Sentences For Hit-And-Run Drivers http://wesa.fm/post/new-law-raises-minimum-sentences-hit-and-run-drivers <p>Drivers who flee the scene of a vehicular homicide now face a stiffer sentence after Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation last Monday that raised the sentence to a minimum of three years in jail.</p><p>“Kevin’s Law” is to honor a 5-year-old boy, from Wilkes-Barre, who was killed 18 months ago by a driver who drove away after the accident. Authorities finally caught the man who killed the boy, but he was sentenced to less than a year because of a loophole. Kevin Miller’s parents advocated for change.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 31899 at http://wesa.fm Motorists Urged to Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions http://wesa.fm/post/motorists-urged-prepare-winter-driving-conditions <p>While it may not officially be winter yet, winter driving conditions may be experienced as temperatures drop and snow begins to fall. AAA is recommending drivers take precautions for winter driving.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20252 at http://wesa.fm Motorists Urged to Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions Allstate: Pittsburgh Drivers Crash Every 7.2 Years http://wesa.fm/post/allstate-pittsburgh-drivers-crash-every-72-years <p>Pittsburghers, your driving could use some improvement. At least that's according to Allstate Insurance Company’s ninth annual "Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report."</p><p>The Steel City ranked 22<sup>nd</sup> from the bottom out of 196 cities, based on Allstate claims data about car collision frequency.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:03:39 +0000 Liz Reid 15540 at http://wesa.fm