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Takata Air Bag Recall Expands: Is Your Maryland Car on the List?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:11:03 +0000

One of the largest and most complex automotive safety recalls in history just got bigger. The New Year got underway with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcing a further expansion of the Takata air bag recall, which has already affected an estimated 34 million vehicles in the U.S. The Takata air bag recall […]

Maryland Drivers : Are You Guilty of Road Rage? AAA Report Says It’s Likely

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:30:49 +0000

Despite cars coming equipped with more luxury features and gadgetry designed to make driving easier — driving has become more stressful, here in Maryland and across the US. Blame it on increasingly congested roadways; speeding, lane changing and other forms of aggressive driving; cell phones and other onboard distractions. Our nerves are frazzled and our […]

Maryland Teen Driver Safety : Do New Car Crash Avoidance Features Help Young Drivers Stay Safe on Our Roadways?

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:56:05 +0000

Nationally, the number-one cause of death in teenagers is motor vehicle crashes. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, 52 people were killed and more than 6,700 people were injured in crashes involving teenage or younger drivers (2011–2015, a 5-year average). Now, new cars are being manufactured with added safety devices designed to help all […]

Maryland Fatal Work Injuries Down Slightly

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:32:44 +0000

Everyone looks forward to the long Labor Day weekend — which marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. Before we all take a break for our last cookouts, beach trips and family gatherings, let’s consider what the holiday really means. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first municipal […]

Expanded Maryland Breathalyzer Law Aims to Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:40:50 +0000

Last year, Maryland became one of 28 states requiring anyone cited for driving under the influence to use an ignition interlock device—not just repeat offenders. Drivers must install the devices inside their vehicles in the dashboard area. They then blow into the device, which reads their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and determines whether they can […]

Baltimore Speed Camera Program Returns, Again

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:44:27 +0000

Driving in Baltimore? Smile, you’re on camera! The Baltimore Sun reports that speed cameras have returned to the city, this time with stricter regulations designed to protect drivers. Speed cameras in Baltimore City are nothing new. In fact, the city has tried—and failed—twice before to launch speed camera programs as a deterrent to reckless driving, […]

Maryland Makes Strides to Decrease Pedestrian Accident Injuries and Fatalities

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:09:46 +0000

It’s become an all-too-common sight in Baltimore and communities across Maryland: People walking down the sidewalks and crossing the street with their heads down, looking at their cell phones. Researchers suggest that “distracted walking” — combined with the deadly trend of distracted driving — has contributed to an increase in pedestrian traffic accident injuries and […]

Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Deaths Increase 

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:58:41 +0000

Deaths due to motor vehicle accidents had been decreasing for several years, here in Maryland and across the U.S. However, last year that trend took a turn for the worse — with the deadliest traffic accident fatality statistics seen in decades. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports that a total 35,092 people died in […]

Baltimore Drivers Get in More Traffic Accidents Compared to Other U.S. Cities

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:21:46 +0000

Allstate Insurance released its America’s Best Drivers 2016 report, and the news isn’t good for Baltimore, Maryland motorists. It probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to anyone who’s driven the congested streets of Baltimore City or wrestled with traffic on the Baltimore Beltway: Our city is not among the safest places to drive. Not […]

Maryland Passes Noah’s Law to Clamp Down on Repeat DUI Offenders

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:00:13 +0000

In May 2016, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an anti-DUI bill into law aimed at preventing convicted drunk drivers from getting back behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. “Noah’s Law” was named in memory of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who was struck and killed by a DUI driver as he […]