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CarMax Has a History of Selling Vehicles with Safety Defects

According to a recent study conducted by the Center for Auto Safety, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation, and the MASSPIRG Education Fund, consumers may want to think twice before purchasing a used car at CarMax. Researchers found that over 25 percent of the used cars sold at eight CarMax locations across the » Read More

Technology That Prevents Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving and texting are becoming the leading cause of traffic fatalities in our nation, with 16 percent of all fatal car accidents attributed to drivers using cell phones while driving. Nearly two million people were fatally injured in car accidents around the world in 2016, which is prompting safety experts, car manufacturers, and technology » Read More

SUVs Receive Poor Headlight Ratings

With today’s technology, cars and trucks have more safety features than ever before. From sleek new designs to rollover prevention technology and accident avoidance systems, car manufacturers have made great strides when it comes to advances that improve the safety of today’s vehicles. Yet, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), headlight performance » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: The Growing Problem of Drugged Driving

Until recently, a DUI arrest usually meant that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, there has been a significant spike in the number of DUI arrests that are drug-related. Many states report an increase in the number of drugged driving arrests since 2014. The challenge for the arresting officers is to be » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Maryland Passes Landmark Safety Law

With the recent approval of Maryland’s car safety disclosure laws, car manufacturers will no longer be permitted to punish dealers for sharing information about any safety or defect information with potential buyers. While some states allow car dealers to provide information about safety issues if customers request it, Maryland takes this one step further by » Read More

2016 Most Poorly Rated Cars

The Overall Score of each vehicle is based on the following: Road test score Reliability Owner satisfaction Safety Avoid purchasing the following vehicles in the ten categories below, regardless of incentives, or cash-back deals. You could end up with an expensive lemon and a whole lot of buyer’s remorse. Compact: Fiat 500L In a survey » Read More

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Car Headlights Test Reveals Potential Safety Hazard

When driving at night or during inclement weather that causes impaired visibility, one of the first things you do is turn on the car’s headlights. You probably don’t even think about whether the headlights are powerful enough to keep you safe. In fact, a recent study shows that it is likely that they are not » Read More

Vehicles With Open Safety Recalls

Carfax, the provider of used car history, reported recently that almost one in five vehicles on the road in the United States have open recalls, meaning they have safety issues that are serious enough to put them on the federal recall list. Out of the 258.5 million cars on the road, a staggering 47 million » Read More

Maryland Car Dealer Settles With FTC

One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to disclose important safety information regarding used cars for sale. The complaint named Jim Koons Automotive Companies, which has 19 dealerships in the mid-Atlantic region, including five locations in the Baltimore area. The » Read More

Dangerous Defect Prompts Nissan Recall

Nissan Motor Co has announced a major recall of its 2013-2015 Altima midsize cars to address potentially faulty hood latches. The problem can cause the hood to fly open unexpectedly while the car is in motion. The new recall covers 846,000 Altima vehicles manufactured in the United States between March 6, 2012 and December 31, » Read More