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Is Legal Marijuana Causing More Car Accidents?

Multiple studies over the past few years have shown that, in states with legalized or decriminalized marijuana use, car accident rates have gone up slightly. In one study, researchers found that car accidents increased after states legalized marijuana use by about 10 percent. But five percent of that increase was directly related to alcohol use. » Read More


Do Smartwatches Pose a Major Distraction to Drivers?

A recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated that one in six Americans owns a smartwatch that they use at least once a month. IDC also estimates that by 2022, approximately 73.4 million people in the United States will be using wearable technologies, with more than 70 percent of these wearables being smartwatches. Although » Read More


What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents?

Car accidents kill thousands of people every year in the United States. Millions sustain personal injury in car accidents throughout the country annually. Most people would agree that if they had the power to prevent car accidents from taking lives and injuring people, they most certainly would take action against such tragedy. What is incredible » Read More


Why is Texting at a Traffic Light Dangerous?

In Maryland, it is prohibited by law to use a handheld phone while driving. This includes not only sending a text to someone but also writing or reading any texts or electronic messages. Many people are so used to holding a phone all day that waiting for a long traffic light seems like an ideal » Read More


What Do I Need to Know About Wrong-Way Car Accidents?

A wrong-way car accident occurs when a motorist drives in the opposite direction of traffic on a highway, resulting in a serious collision with a vehicle that is traveling in the right direction. Oftentimes, this can cause a high-speed head-on collision. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), up to 400 car accident fatalities are » Read More


How can I Avoid a Parking Lot Car Accident During the Holidays?

The holiday season is a time for gift-giving, quality time with family and friends, and observing time-honored family traditions. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time because of heavier traffic, last-minute shopping, and crowded shopping malls. With frazzled shoppers coming and going, parking lots can become a prime spot for car accidents. From » Read More


What Should I Do If I am in a Car Accident on Private Property?

When a car accident occurs on a public road, whether it is a busy interstate highway or a quiet residential street, most drivers know the basic steps to take. They call the police, exchange information with the other driver, take pictures of the accident scene, and seek medical attention if there were injuries involved. However, » Read More


How Common is Driving While Fatigued?

There is an alarming number of people who get behind the wheel of a car when they are struggling to stay awake, according to a recent study by a professional sleep study organization. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) conducted an online study of approximately 2,000 people. The survey found that of those questioned, » Read More


How can Inexperienced Teen Drivers Stay Safe Behind the Wheel?

If someone has a teenager who is learning how to drive, it is natural to have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, the parent will no longer need to shuttle their teenager to and from soccer practice, music lessons, dentist appointments, or to meet up with friends at the mall. However, this creates a » Read More


Avoid Parking Lot Accidents During the Holidays

Black Friday has come and gone, but the shopping will continue throughout the month. While many people choose to do most of their holiday shopping online, there are plenty of shoppers who prefer to go to stores. For those people, it often means dealing with heavier-than-usual traffic, long lines, and circling the parking lot looking » Read More