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.
Just like feathered accessories and square-toe shoes, it seems even speed cameras are making a comeback in Baltimore City. The cameras were shut down in 2013 for issuing erroneous tickets, but the city hopes that the updated cameras will not have the same problem.
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 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.
We all know that there are hazards on the roadways. Every time we get behind the wheel, we must contend with road conditions, weather, traffic levels and more in order to stay safe.
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.
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.
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.
Statistically speaking, most of us will end up in an auto accident at some point in our lives, whether as a driver or as a passenger. Understanding what steps to take following an accident can make the insurance claims process easier, and can make it easier to seek compensation from the at-fault driver through a personal injury claim.
The weather is getting cooler all along the East Coast. We're officially in the grip of fall right now, and winter is right around the corner. Before the cold weather arrives is a good time to review some of the common causes of cold-weather motor vehicle accidents. Having this knowledge in hand may help you avoid some of the hazards that can lead to crashes in the coming months.