Recently, at a gathering of local, state and federal safety experts in Linthicum, the 2016 Strategic Highway Safety Summit, transportation authorities revealed some sobering statistics.
The rules of civil discovery permit victims of a distracted driving crash to request relevant evidence from the other party, such as cellphone records that might indicate a defendant was using his or her smartphone immediately preceding a crash. Our law firm’s personal injury attorneys have seen firsthand how such evidence might create a presumption of fault in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a motor vehicle accident.
Construction is likely an unwelcome sight to many Maryland motorists. Even if a route isn’t closed and rerouted, most construction zones require motorists to reduce their speed. With heavy machinery, potentially uneven surfaces and construction workers, the recipe for injury or even death is certainly present.
It seems that automatic braking is the next trend in car safety technology, joining such other features as antilock breaks. The braking is automatically activated to prevent crashes, regardless of whether the driver never applied the brakes or braked without enough power to prevent a crash.
The first week of March is supposed to be the gateway to spring in our region. After all, we are not like the Midwest where people actually wait till April until the snow melts. However, sometimes Old Man Winter just won’t let go, and we experience a freak snow storm like the one that dropped a few inches on our region last week.
If a driver is fairly confident that police or other traffic authorities are not in the region, will he or she still obey traffic laws? For example, how many of us speed on a deserted country road?
The first week of March is supposed to be the gateway to spring in our region. After all, we are not like the Midwest where people actually wait till April until the snow melts. However, sometimes Old Man Winter just won’t let go, and we experience a freak snow storm like the one that dropped a few inches on our region this week.
A victim of a rear-end collision may suffer pernicious injuries, such as whiplash. For some, the treatment for whiplash or other neck injuries can be frustrating.
It may seem like common sense to assert that fatigue can undermine an individual’s ability to drive safely. Federal officials also agree: the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board recently stated that fatigue in transportation kills.
Even a brief overview of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website page devoted to regulations reveals an extensive list. From drug and alcohol testing to hours of service limitations, the FMCSA endeavors to create safety protocols in the commercial trucking industry.