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Ridesharing Companies are Making E-Scooters Available for Consumers

Lime, Bird, and Bolt are the most widely known brands of electric scooters that are currently on the market. However, ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are offering their own version of this mode of transportation that is growing in popularity in cities across the country. Uber recently launched its partnership with JUMP Bikes » Read More

Uber and Lyft Safety Recalls Raise Concerns

Ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are a convenient form of transportation for those who do not have vehicles of their own. However, as useful as both Uber and Lyft are, some of the vehicles used to transport customers may be too dangerous to drive. Ridesharing services are convenient due to the ability for » Read More

Teen Drivers with ADHD More Likely to Crash

According to a new study, teen drivers suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors, particularly after receiving their driver’s license for the first time. Researchers conducted a longitudinal study comprised of 14,936 teen drivers who received their license between January 2004 and December 2014. These drivers were » 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

How Severe are Whiplash Injuries?

A whiplash injury is characterized by a sudden or rapid momentum that causes the neck to snap forcefully back and forth. This is usually caused by being rear-ended in a car accident, but can also occur from participating in sports. Neck pain or stiffness, headaches, and dizziness are some of the common symptoms associated with » 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

Self-Driving Taxi Service is Slow to Take Off 

While ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are continuing to pave the way in the app-based transportation industry, self-driving taxis are another story. Waymo is a self-driving project owned by Alphabet, which is a Google off-shoot. According to a recent article, it took Waymo six months to reach 1,000 customers, which is a strong » Read More

Important Steps to Take After a Car Accident

In the United States, over 4.5 million people are injured in car accidents every year, even though today’s cars are safer than ever thanks to some of the latest development in safety technology. Car accidents happen when you least expect it, and, depending on the nature of the crash, they can cause serious property damage » Read More

Broken Glass Injuries from Car Accidents

Depending on the nature of the crash, car accidents can cause a range of injuries from minor cuts and scrapes, to broken bones, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries. In extreme cases, the injuries can be fatal. Glass injuries are not as common as they once were because car manufacturers use shatter-proof glass for windshields » 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