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Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths Increase

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 10 percent increase in the number of bicyclists killed last year, and the number of pedestrian deaths increased by four percent. These statistics suggest that, while today’s cars are safer than ever for the occupants of the vehicle, they still pose a significant » Read More


Updated Infrastructure Leads to Safer Roads

According to AAA, an estimated 3,185 lives could be saved each year by updating road infrastructure. With many Americans on the road, it is important to update infrastructure. There are currently six roadway improvements that could lower the risk of experiencing a car accident. These improvements will also lead to fewer hospital bills and less » Read More


Maryland Increases Fine for Passing Stopped School Buses

Earlier this month, Maryland passed new legislation permanently increasing the fine for motorists passing a stopped school bus. Drivers stopped by police for passing a stopped school bus with flashing red lights will receive a $500 fine. Drivers caught on camera passing a school bus will receive a $250 fine. Montgomery County stop-arm cameras recorded » Read More


Spike in Temperature Causes Rise in Car Accidents

There is a reason why the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are called the 100 Deadly Days of Summer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety warns motorists that the risk for car accidents is greater during the summer than any other time of year. While the winter months can cause hazardous road conditions » Read More


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


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


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


How Many Car Accidents are Caused by Texting and Driving?

In 2016, 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving drivers who were texting during or just before the crash. Nearly 400,000 people were injured in such accidents. Distracted driving is on a par with drunk driving when it comes to causing automobiles fatalities and injuries. Those between the ages of 16 and 20, » Read More


Wrong Way Accidents Can be Deadly  

Wrong way accidents occur when a motorist who is driving his or her car in the wrong direction crashes into another vehicle. As you might imagine, these accidents can be extremely devastating, because they often result in head-on collisions. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), wrong way accidents cause up to 400 fatalities each » Read More