Consumer Reports put together a list of advice regarding the kind of car a new teen driver should have in order to be safest. The list includes matters such as age of the car, shape and model, as well as various features that could help prevent accidents.
The topic of distracted driving is no longer new. Cell phones are basically attached to everyone's hands these days, and there is a general understanding that we don't text and drive. Right? Even if that is so, new technology pops up over time that might create a new distracting temptation.
Regular readers of our Montgomery County blog will recall that our previous post was about teen drivers and the dangers present when they are accompanied by teen passengers.
More than 10 years ago, figures from the federal government sat quietly outside of Montgomery County parking lots watching, taking notes and tracking data. Spies? No, they were researchers from the National Institutes of Health and they were observing the habits of teen drivers when they are accompanied by passengers.
When there is a safety concern, it is natural and important for society to analyze the issue and try to resolve it. No one wants to see more and more people die in vehicular accidents. Every person who is injured or killed in a Maryland crash leaves loved ones behind to mourn that tragic loss.
After two fatal accidents on Bethesda roads, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is going to study what should be done to make these roads safer. The two roads in question are River Road and Massachusetts Avenue, both major thoroughfares within Bethesda.
What, in your opinion, is the point of legal punishments for traffic infractions? When it comes to the use of traffic cameras in Maryland, this seemingly simple question results in controversial responses.
From 2006 to 2014, the number of fatalities relating to motor vehicle accidents in the state of Maryland were on the decline. But in 2015, the number spiked 17 percent from 2014. There were 520 fatalities relating to motor vehicle accidents in Maryland last year, and in 2014 there were only 443 such fatalities.
The Maryland Department of Transportation is working to educate residents about the importance of using seat belts whenever they're in a vehicle, whether as drivers or passengers. This may seem like common sense to most of us. However, on average, 120 people who aren't buckled in die every year in car accidents in our state.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us once again, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging Maryland drivers to remain safe behind the wheel as they travel to commemorative celebrations with friends and family. Below are some tips to keep in mind while driving this holiday weekend and always.