We’d say that the only people out there who see the depressing results of distracted driving more than we do are the members of Maryland law enforcement. Like us, troopers and patrol officers are plenty fed up with large and small collisions alike which have resulted from drivers taking their attention away from the roadway.…

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Last night, a tow truck driver was struck and killed on I-76, locally known as the Schuylkill Expressway, just outside of Philadelphia. He was continuing to clean up after a previous accident on that busy roadway when a vehicle struck him. The driver fled and was later apprehended by PA State Police. Three nights ago,…

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Families all over Cecil County are enjoying the last rays of summer sunlight as the Labor Day holiday approaches. As we finish up the back to school shopping, and make plans to get out on the water or down to the beach one last time, many of us are also taking into account the massive…

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Cecil County,  the surrounding area, as well as parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  All of us at Purnell Body Shop stress safety both in and outside of our shop. So please, if you encounter a flooded roadway in your travels this weekend,…

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From airbags and crumple zones to back up cameras and merge assist alert systems, the technology in vehicles sold in the US has improved exponentially over the last decade. We are starting to get into sci-fi territory here with some of the new innovations that we are seeing in the latest automotive releases over the…

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Right now there are a number of new traffic laws being considered by the Maryland legislature and all of them are aimed at increasing safety on the roadways. The first one that caught our eye is a bill currently under consideration which would allow for the videotaping of people who are texting while driving. However,…

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Another fantastic summer is fading into a tiny dot in our rear view mirror but we are always excited for what fall brings here in Cecil County. The kids are back in school this week and soon we will be talking of football and homecoming and all of the great things that come with another…

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we at Purnell Body Shop are sure to remind our friends and neighbors here in Cecil County and the surrounding area that summer is generally a very dangerous time of the year to be driving and, frankly, it does not have to be. Unfortunately, as we…

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