Every driver knows that the weather can play a huge role in their safety when they are out on the road. It is one of the primary factors that can affect the severity of car crashes, along with drunk driving, speeding and not wearing a seat belt.
Believe it or not, federal law has only required auto manufacturers to include seat belts in cars for a little more than 50 years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that auto accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) across the country each year.
On November 3, daylight savings time will come to an end. Many people might be happy to gain an hour, but we all know it can take some time to adjust to this change.
Most car makers are adding more smart technologies to our cars to help make them safer for everyone on the road.
Many Marylanders have varying opinions about where it is most dangerous to drive in the state. Pedestrians might say it is University Boulevard in Langley Park. On the other hand, many people in Baltimore might agree that Gwynn Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road is the most dangerous intersection.
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.