There has long been a debate regarding which gender drives the safest. Different studies claim different answers to that question. However, regardless of that answer, it seems that there is a difference in which gender is safer in the event of a car crash.
In Maryland, it is illegal for drivers to text or use their phone behind the wheel. The goal of this law was to reduce the epidemic of distracted driving—which is currently the number one cause of motor vehicle accidents in the country.
As the weather gets warmer, more cars hit the road as people plan vacations and road trips. However, the nice weather also leads more people to take advantage of the sunshine and go for a walk or run along Baltimore streets.
The aftermath of an accident can leave individuals facing severe and even life-changing injuries. And recovering from those injuries can be painful and detrimental to one's mental health as well.
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.
Every Maryland driver understands that there is a risk of a crash every time they get into their car. Despite that fact, no one actually expects to be in a life-changing accident. It is always a shock.
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.