First, there was Chicago and then came Boston and now Philadelphia rounds out the top three list for best St. Patricks's day celebrations. With 32 million Irish-Americans located stateside, the Irish in Ireland are outnumbered six fold. Around 39 percent of the population in Philly has claimed Irish heritage so it should come as no surprise that the town knows how to party. As the saying goes "it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt." During St. Paddy's Day that adage takes on a whole new meaning.
Police in Pennsylvania have recently called upon lawmakers to update the state's DUI laws. The concern is that with medical marijuana becoming more prevalent, it could lead to more dangerous driving from people who believe they are all right because they have not drunk much alcohol.
It would be nice if everyone waited until they were 21 before drinking alcohol. However, many teens experiment while in high school and college and end up drinking well before they should. According to recent data, approximately 30 percent of teens between the ages of 15 and 17 have consumed alcohol.
Certain times of the year, such as the winter holidays and your loved ones' birthdays, can lend themselves to more credit card spending than you would undertake other times of the year. Summer may also seem like a tempting time to spend because it is a popular time to vacation.
While many people use the terms "battery" and "assault" interchangeably, there is a significant difference. This is why it is so important to learn the legal definitions of both in the state of Pennsylvania.
Drinking and driving is a serious public health issue. For each day in 2014, an average of 29 vehicle crashes took place where one of the drivers had drunk alcohol prior. This information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Assault is a serious offense that carries a lot of jail time for the perpetrator. According to data collected by The National Center for Victims of Crime, nearly 1,000,000 cases of aggravated assault took place in 2012 alone. Out of all those cases, nearly 95 percent involved someone with a weapon.
Drunk driving takes far too many lives each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 4,500 people died in Pennsylvania alone between the years of 2003 and 2012 as a result of drunk driving.
Driving while intoxicated is a serious public safety issue. According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, an average of 29 traffic crashes related to alcohol would occur every day in 2015.
Summer is officially here. For many, that means it's summer barbecue time. While being out of school and taking vacation from work certainly is something to celebrate you need to be careful.