An 84-year-old Erie resident was discovered lying lifeless in the street along the West 38th Street nearest Lancaster Road around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He later succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the University of Pittburgh's Medical Center.
Most people start driving on their own when they turn 16. It's fun, exciting and can open up a whole new world of possibilities for teens. However, there are a few facts about teen drivers that everyone should know.
Statistics have long shown higher risk rates for teenage drivers. It’s reflected in higher insurance rates and in studies of driver behavior, such as the higher abuse of texting while driving among the age group.
A survey commissioned by Erie Insurance has found that nearly 60 percent of drivers believe that self-driving vehicles will eventually eliminate distracted driving. If autonomous cars do rid our streets of distracted drivers, it would dramatically reduce the numbers of motor vehicle accidents and related injuries and fatalities.