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Would self-driving cars really decrease the chance of accidents?

Although a few cities in the United States are testing self-driving cars, these cars will not be on the public market in the near future. That considered, many manufacturers, like Tesla, have added autonomous features to their cars. Such features have added both excitement and doubts to the prospect of completely self-driving vehicles. 

Uber accidents: A work injury or personal injury?

Rideshare options like Uber and Lyft have become extremely popular forms of transportation for visitors and residents of Baltimore alike. However, the risk of a traffic crash does not decrease whether someone chooses to drive or call an Uber to pick them up. 

Uninsured motorist coverage is resource for hit-and-run victims

AAA studied national hit-and-run data and placed Maryland number 19 among all states in a ranking from least to most of these frightening accidents, reported Cars.com. Falling in the middle of all states may not seem alarming, but a Google search on the day of this writing for "hit and run Maryland" yields stories of several recent motor vehicle collisions after which a driver left the scene in our state.

Vehicle rollovers 101

Vehicle rollover crashes cause serious - even fatal - injuries. Rollovers only happen in about three percent of car accidents, but they result in 30 percent of crash deaths. Rollovers can happen in an instant, but understanding why they happen and ways to minimize the chance of injury may help you stay safe.

Can a new device put a stop to distracted driving?

Autonomous vehicles are in development, but they aren’t yet mainstream. This means, of course, that we need to be, as drivers, alert, awake and aware at all times behind the wheel of our vehicles. Sadly, many of us take our responsibilities as drivers for granted. We drive while distracted or while fatigued, or even after drinking to excess.

Fatalities and teen drivers

Maryland teens may be at higher risk for fatal accidents when they have teenage passengers. New research released by the American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teen drivers with teenage passengers have a 51 percent higher risk of getting in a fatal car crash.

Switch to standard time increases car-pedestrian accident risk

Fall can be a dangerous time for pedestrians, as dusk becomes part of rush hour. The end of daylight savings time moves sundown right into the commute, meaning that drivers are forced to adjust to less ambient light and more light from headlights and streetlights. The difference in light changes the appearance of things. It changes the shadows. Small moving objects like pedestrians seem to disappear.

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