Motorists across the nation, including Maryland, risk their lives each day. Defensive driving is crucial as they navigate their vehicles in traffic that almost always includes drivers who are distracted by their smartphones or impaired by medication, drugs or alcohol. The ability to recognize a drunk driver might be the best way to avoid a wreck, and by reporting them, other motorists might also escape the hazards posed by impaired drivers.
Motorcycles run in the blood of Maryland, which is not surprising. The state offers such scenic landscapes that riders can have a good time in virtually any season. A new generation of motorcyclists is embracing the lifestyle, but for one young rider, a terrible crash has warranted an accident investigation.
The Beltway connects Maryland to Washington, D.C. and surrounding states. Each day thousands of cars travel the highway's stretches and loops, as the Beltway is often the most direct route for area destinations. The consistently heavy traffic, which routinely includes rush hour traffic jams, naturally has an increased risk for accidents. Recently, a collision that resulted in serious injury was caused by a driver who went the wrong way.
Two men are dead following a single-vehicle accident in Maryland, according to local sources. The Baltimore Police Department responded to a call in the morning of Dec. 29. Officers are now investigating the car accident, trying to determine a cause for the crash. Given the driver died in the accident, no criminal charges will be forthcoming.
Maryland drivers have been taught to keep an eye out for school buses. When a driver fails to obey the laws about making a proper stop for a bus, there are stiff penalties in place because a child may be injured or killed as he or she gets on or off the bus. The bus driver is responsible for making sure the bus' stop sign is deployed and lights are flashing until all children are safely out of the street. A recent accident may indicate that a local child was the victim of a distracted driver.
The approaching holidays mean that many more people will travel for varying reasons. This unfortunately also means that car accidents will be on the rise in some areas. When they prove fatal, they can be devastating to the surviving loved ones of the victim, especially at a time of year that is meant to be joyous. This is what one Maryland family is likely experiencing after the death of one man due to an accident that, according to law enforcement, may have been due to a drunk driver.
This time of year seems to pass quickly, and with Halloween over and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is easy to see that the winter holidays will arrive in the blink of an eye. While some families hold steadfast in tradition, others may look forward to trying something new this year. With such to look forward to, it's easy to forget that a car accident can happen out of nowhere, as several unfortunate Maryland families have learned.
The crisp autumn air has finally blown into Maryland, and people are out and about. There is lots to see and do in the fall, and many people are busy preparing for company, decorating for upcoming holidays or getting some snacks together for the big game. Many people rely on public transportation, such as a bus, to get to and from each destination. While certainly a convenient way to travel, a person has no guarantee of avoiding serious injury.
Several police departments from Maryland and surrounding states have kicked off a new campaign to urge drivers to always wear seat belts. In addition to being required by law, wearing a seat belt can save lives. A recent car accident involving several vehicles serves as a grim reminder to all motorists of the need .
Autumn has officially arrived, and Maryland residents are ready. Autumn offers a variety of events for residents and visitors alike, and people are ready for hayrides, street fairs and hunting seasons to begin. Venturing out into the community might entail driving, and surely, most drivers do their best to follow the laws and drive safely to avoid a car accident.