Stricter Penalties for Unbuckled and Distracted Driving

From now until August, motorists who are driving while distracted or not wearing a seat belt may not get off with just a warning if pulled over by a police officer. In St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, and Charles County, sheriff offices will be increasing their distracted driving and seat belt enforcement in an effort » Read More

Self-Driving Taxi Service is Slow to Take Off 

While ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are continuing to pave the way in the app-based transportation industry, self-driving taxis are another story. Waymo is a self-driving project owned by Alphabet, which is a Google off-shoot. According to a recent article, it took Waymo six months to reach 1,000 customers, which is a strong » Read More

Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident

In the United States, over 4.5 million people are injured in car accidents every year, even though today’s cars are safer than ever thanks to some of the latest development in safety technology. Car accidents happen when you least expect it, and, depending on the nature of the crash, they can cause serious property damage » Read More

Broken Glass Injuries from Car Accidents

Depending on the nature of the crash, car accidents can cause a range of injuries from minor cuts and scrapes, to broken bones, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries. In extreme cases, the injuries can be fatal. Glass injuries are not as common as they once were because car manufacturers use shatter-proof glass for windshields » Read More

Where is the Safest Place to Sit in a Car?

There are common factors that affect each car seat’s safety. With over 34,000 fatalities per year on U.S. roads, being prepared is a critical part of any driver’s regimen. Seat belt use remains one of the most key parts of car passenger safety. Better safety features in newer model vehicles, such as airbags and early » Read More

Woman Responsible for Fatal Crash Due to Drugs and Alcohol 

Five children, ages five to 15, and a 23-year-old adult male lost their lives in a car accident on February 2 after the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car veered off the road, hit several trees, and spun out into a field. Unfortunately, none of the children were properly restrained and they were » Read More

Benefits of Move Over Laws

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers who suffer fatal injuries due to struck-by car accidents comprise seven percent of all fatal occupational incidents. This involves drivers speeding in close proximity to stationary emergency vehicles, ultimately leading to an accident. Move Over laws require vehicles to move into another lane » Read More

Buses and Trains Lack Standard Safety Features

Many travelers believe that flying is safer than driving a car. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), planes and cars are significantly safer than trains and buses. Recently, they released a report that listed important safety improvements that would benefit train passengers and crews, stating that the current safety standards were inadequate. They also » Read More

Transportation Officials Seek Funding for Improvements in Frederick County

The portion of U.S. 15 that runs through Frederick County is a lifeline for the city. According to county officials, it is crucial to the economic and transportation needs of the county. However, the road is in dire need of improvements that will make the road safer and less congested. Transportation officials sent a letter » Read More