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As a driver, you know that you take your life into your hands every time you step into your vehicle. At least, you should remain mindful of the need to be responsible at all times behind the wheel and never lose sight of the dangers inherent to getting on the road.Airplane accidents may get more press, even though, statistically, they are far less common, but the dangers of roadway driving are clear. It only takes a fraction of a second for a life-altering tragedy to occur and they take place far too often than then should if people took driving for the privilege and responsibility it really is.

Commercial trucks are everywhere, too, and their sheer size can intimidate many drivers in regular-sized vehicles. They certainly fare better when accidents do take place.

Causes of truck accidents

You’re worried about your daily commute. You’ve been doing it for years without issue, but you’ve recently been reading about car accident statistics, and the numbers are staggering.

As you’ve started digging into things, you’ve also begun paying closer attention to the drivers around you. Many of them are teens and college students going to and from school.

That makes you the most nervous of all. You know teen drivers may have passed classes and tests, but they’re still inexperienced. You suspect that makes them high-risk drivers. Even though you’re in your 50s, with a clean driving record, you know that one mistake by another driver could land you in the hospital.

Most people understand just how big of a problem distracted driving has become. This behavior causes thousands of motor vehicle accidents every year, with many resulting in serious injury and death.

As a driver, you don’t want to contribute to this problem. Instead, do your part in keeping the roads safe. There are a variety of personal prevention tips you can use to avoid the perils of distracted driving:

  • If you can’t focus all your time and attention on the road, you should pull over for the time being. This is the best way to avoid a distracted driving related accident.

Driving in Annapolis in the winter can be very tricky. This is especially true when the roads become icy. As weather conditions become increasingly bad, there seem to be hazards lurking around every corner. Even coming to a stop at an intersection can be exceedingly tricky.

After a long summer, it is easy to forget the precautions you should use for driving in less than ideal weather. Here are some safety tips to get you through the winter’s icy roads.

Don’t drive

Even with the right safety standards in place, a construction site accident could happen at any time. This is why all construction workers, regardless of position, need to be on the lookout for trouble.

Here are some of the most common causes of construction accidents:

  • Slip-and-fall. Some of these occur at height, such as on scaffolding, while others occur on the ground. Regardless of where you are standing when a slip-and-fall occurs, it can result in a serious injury.

As a driver in the state of Maryland, you know that the fall months can bring quite a bit of rain to the area. This can impact your life in many ways, including the way that you drive.

As temperatures cool off, wet roads can turn into a sheet of ice. This makes it a challenge to navigate to and from your destination in a safe manner.

Here are some wet-weather driving tips that you need to follow at all times:

Maybe you are planning a road trip for the end of summer. Or maybe you are already looking forward to getting out of town during the holiday season.

While there is nothing more exciting than hitting the road (either alone or with your family), you need to remember one thing: There is danger lurking around every corner.

Fortunately, there are a variety of road trip safety tips you can follow:

If you ever find yourself making a workers’ compensation claim, there are a few things you need to know.

Above all else, it’s a good idea to act as quickly as possible. If you wait too long, you could be disqualified from receiving the benefits you deserve.

Another thing to think about is this: Your claim could be denied for some reason. If this happens, you must know which steps to take in order to fight back against the system.

During the summer months in the state of Maryland, you know that the weather can turn at any point. If you find yourself on the road when high winds move into the area, there are a few steps you can take to improve your overall level of safety.

Before we go any further, here’s something you need to know: It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If the winds are too strong to control your vehicle, it’s best to move your car to safety and wait for the bad weather to exit the area.

Here are some of the many tips you can follow to drive safely in high wind:

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