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NTSB Urges Legislators to Pass Helmet Laws

The debate over whether cyclists should be required to wear helmets has been a very heated one for as long as cyclists and motor vehicles had to share the road. While many believe that wearing a helmet protects cyclists from suffering devastating head and brain injuries, others argue that there are other issues at play, » Read More


Teenager Designs Solution for Eliminating Blind Spots in Cars

A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania won a $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for developing a prototype that would help eliminate blind spots in cars. The idea came to her when she was driving with her mother in their Jeep Grand Cherokee. Her mom did not like driving the vehicle because the A-pillars that support the » Read More


Wet Leaves as Dangerous as Black Ice for Drivers 

As the weather continues to change and the temperatures drop, motorists need to be aware of certain seasonal hazards that can cause dangerous driving conditions. Motorists know that they must use extra caution when driving on ice, snow, or freezing rain. What many motorists may not realize is that when the leaves begin to fall, » Read More


Seat Belt Use Increases in Maryland

Use of seat belts in Maryland seems to be up slightly, but there is more work to be done to increase the routine employment of these safety restraints. The 2019 Roadside Observation Seat Belt Survey released by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) revealed that seat belt use is up only a fraction over the » Read More


Staying Safe Behind the Wheel During Inclement Weather

Even the most seasoned driver can end up skidding, hydroplaning, or losing control of their vehicle if weather conditions cause the roads to become slippery, or the motorist’s visibility is compromised. While it is always smart to check the weather report before hitting the road, particularly if it is a long drive, the weather can » Read More


New Intersection Design in Montgomery County Improves Pedestrian Safety

Transportation planners in Montgomery County, Maryland are committed to making their roads safer for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. The Montgomery County executive officials from the Department of Transportation and the Planning Board announced plans for a protected intersection at Spring Street and Second Avenue in Silver Spring. The protected intersection includes a four-way stop and » Read More


New Google App Detects Accidents

Today’s vehicles are equipped with safety technology, like automatic braking and lane departure warnings, that can help prevent serious car accidents. While extremely effective, these safety features cannot always prevent car accidents from happening. In an effort to ensure that first responders arrive to the accident scene as quickly as possible, Google developed its Personal » Read More


New Law Increases Penalties for Drunk Driving in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, motorists who are caught drunk driving in the state of Maryland will face steeper fines and increased jail time thanks to House Bill 708, which was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. Repeat offenders will face increased fines and extended jail time, and penalties will automatically be doubled for motorists » Read More


Selling Used Cars with Unrepaired Safety Recalls

AutoNation is one of the largest car retail chains in the United States. In 2015, the company said they would stop selling used cars that had open safety recalls. However, according to a recent report, AutoNation has continued to sell vehicles that have significant safety recall issues, some of which were linked to serious and » Read More


Safety Risks of Buying a Used Car

Unless you know the person from whom you are buying a used car, purchasing a used car can be risky. You do not know whether the car was well-maintained, if the vehicle had been damaged in an accident, or if there are any product recalls that were never repaired or replaced. Before purchasing a used » Read More