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Fatalities and teen drivers

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.

Switch to standard time increases car-pedestrian accident risk

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.

What should you do after a Maryland car accident?

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.

It's almost the season for cold-weather car accidents

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.

Pedestrian accidents involving kids spike at Halloween

Children love Halloween. After all, what’s not to love: there’s dressing up, hanging out with friends and most of all, free candy. Sadly, though, the joy of the holiday will be ruined for some because of careless or reckless drivers who don’t pay enough attention.

Texting behind the wheel still creating danger on Maryland roads

At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we often represent people across the state who have received injuries in motor vehicle accidents to which texting behind the wheel contributed. Not only is texting while driving illegal in the state, but also such a driver who caused a crash that hurt someone else because of texting behavior would be liable for money damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit

Autumn brings risks to Maryland roadways

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year along Maryland's many scenic roadways. The leaves are changing and falling from the trees, animals abound, and cooler temperatures make it a prime time to be outdoors with family, be it picking apples or selecting a perfect Halloween pumpkin.

Will anti-lock brakes prevent Maryland motorcycle accidents?

If the National Transportation Safety Board has their way, all motorcycles in Maryland and across America will come with some heretofore unseen accessories: anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. The NTSB recently held a vote on the topic, and the results were unanimous, with all present board members voting in favor of the proposal.

Can morgue and ICU visits scare teen drivers straight?

Drivers’ education programs that include Reality Education for Drivers (RED), and that show real-world consequences of risky driving behaviors like texting, talking on the phone, speeding and more, may be more effective to teach teen drivers about the road than traditional public service announcements and education programs. A small-scale study at Texas’ Baylor University preliminarily found that teens who toured morgues, hospital wards and emergency rooms to see the real-life impact of motor vehicle crashes had a better understanding of the potential cost of risky driving behaviors.

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