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'Pokemon Go' distracts driver in Maryland crash

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. 

Trying to make driving safer for teens and everyone else

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.

Two Bethesda roads under review after fatal accidents

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.

Distracted driving, gas prices cited for 2015 traffic fatalities

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.

Maryland seeks to increase seat belt use, lessen 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.

Stay safe behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend

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.

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