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Tragic Accidents Increase in Prince George’s County

In 2017, Prince George’s County had the most traffic deaths in Maryland. Ninety-nine people died on Prince George’s County roadways, an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 75 traffic fatalities in 2016. Those 75 fatalities in 2016 accounted for 15 percent of traffic fatalities in the entire state. Pedestrians were particularly affected, with 24 » Read More

Backseat Passengers More Likely to Die in a Car Accident

Many people believe that passengers in the backseat are less likely to suffer serious injuries than the front seat passengers in the event of a car accident. However, studies show that backseat passengers are actually more likely to be seriously or fatally injured than the occupants in the front seat. In fact, a study by » Read More

Toast to Safety This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most highly anticipated holidays for millions of people around the world who look forward to ringing in the new year with family and friends. Whether watching the ball drop in Times Square, attending a casual house party, or heading to a local bar, most of these events involve » Read More

The Notorious History Behind Blackout Wednesday

Not to be mistaken for Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Blackout Wednesday has become known as the unofficial start to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Whereas Black Friday got its name from the Philadelphia Police Department in the 1960’s to describe the heavy, and somewhat disruptive traffic that occurred the day » Read More

Life-Saving Solutions to Potentially Fatal Traffic Hazards

Despite the latest advances in safety technology in today’s vehicles, too many motorists continue to lose their lives in car accidents. Some, if not all, of these fatalities could have been prevented according to the Director of Transportation Safety for DKS, a transportation planning and engineering firm. By applying certain traffic safety methods, future accidents » Read More

Benefits of Installing Interlocks for DUIs

Despite the strict laws against drunk driving, nearly 30 people are fatally injured in alcohol-related car accidents every day in this country. While those numbers have declined over the past few decades, drunk driving accidents continue to claim the lives of too many Americans each year. Many safety officials believe that ignition interlocks may help » Read More

Fatal Accident Site Raises Concerns Over Speed Limit Violations

Speeding is one of the top causes of fatal car accidents. When cars are traveling too fast in a residential area, it can be particularly devastating because there are pedestrians walking along the side of the road or crossing the street. Recently, there have been a growing number of accidents in the west end of » Read More

Spike in Marijuana Use Linked to Increase in Fatal Wrecks  

For marijuana enthusiasts, April 20th has become the unofficial holiday to celebrate all things cannabis. There is some speculation about how this date became Weed Day, including a possible nod to a Bob Dylan song, and a group of friends known as the Waldos, who, in the early 1970s, got together every day at 4:20 » Read More

Establishing Responsibility for Fatal 2016 Bus Accident  

In November 2016, a Baltimore school bus crashed into an MTA bus, fatally injuring six and injuring dozens more. A federal investigation revealed that the school bus driver had a history of seizures, which should have prevented him from being hired in the first place.  While the school district claims that they have implemented additional » Read More

Traffic Fatalities High in 2017

According to the National Safety Council, there were approximately 40,000 fatal car accidents in 2017. This was the second year in a row that the number of fatalities were so high. The numbers may be even higher when the official figures are released later this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whatever the » Read More