In 2018, Maryland ranked 33rd in the nation for drunk driving deaths. Out of 50 states, this was a reasonably good ranking. However, drunk driving is still a fatal epidemic across the state. And any injuries or deaths resulting from drunk driving accidents are preventable.
Summer might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of motorcycles hitting Maryland roads. And many motorcyclists will continue riding the open roads until the first snowfall.
At some level, most adult drivers and passengers understand that there is a risk of an accident every time they get into the car. But what about young children? They might not understand that risk, so it is up to their parents or guardians to ensure that they are safe inside their vehicle.
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.