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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


Autonomous Driving Simulator Improves Safety of Self-Driving Cars 

Researchers recently developed a new technology using photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral data that will provide a safer, more authentic self-driving simulation system. A computer scientist from the University of Maryland collaborated with a team of researchers to develop the Augmented Autonomous Driving Simulation (AADS), which allows them to test automatic driving technology and » Read More


New Bill Targets Maryland Motorcycle Laws

The Maryland House of Delegates has proposed legislation to repeal certain laws that apply to motorcyclists. Advocates believe that changing these laws will lessen traffic on local roads, decrease emissions, and improve safety for motorcycle riders. If passed, the Motor Vehicle Administration would be required to change its guidelines. Current legislation prevents motorcyclists from filtering » Read More


Liability Issues in Bicycle and Car Accidents

Collisions between bicycles and cars can take place at any time, including in parking lots and other low-speed areas. However, there are multiple scenarios on public roads that lead to accidents between cyclists and drivers. These types of incidents most frequently happen in the following ways: The car is turning right. Most cyclists ride at » Read More


Car Accident-Related Brain Injuries

From minor fender benders to serious, multi-vehicle collisions, car accidents happen every day on highways, local roads, and residential streets across the country. Depending on the nature of the accident, injuries can range from minor cuts and scrapes to broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries » Read More


Advanced Vehicle Technology Can Detect and Evade Pedestrians

Thanks to the advanced safety technology available in today’s cars, more and more vehicles are equipped with accident avoidance technology like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warnings. Another example of an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that is currently being tested is pedestrian detection and avoidance. To aid with testing these systems, AB Dynamics » Read More


Important Information to Collect After a Car Accident

Car accidents range in severity from minor fender benders to devastating head-on collisions that involve serious injuries and fatalities. Because car accidents happen when you least expect it, they can be extremely stressful, particularly when the crash caused significant property damage and injuries. Oftentimes, the people involved in the accident are unsure about what to » Read More


An Important Reminder to Put the Phone Away When Driving

In this day and age, it is no secret that texting while driving can have devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it takes approximately five seconds to send or read a text, which is equivalent to driving the length of a football field, at 55 mph, blindfolded. As tempting as » Read More