During the holidays, police reports and news anchors alike warn drivers to be careful, since the number of car accidents increases significantly around that time of year. It is true that in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, both the rates of drunk driving and car accidents overall spike substantially.
Sharing the road with large trucks is a fact of life for any driver on Maryland roads. Even though there is no way to avoid sharing the road with these large vehicles, it can still be nerve-wracking - and dangerous - to drive with them.
It is no secret that distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving results in an average of 1,000 injuries each day across the country.
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.