Since the advent of smart phones, traffic accidents connected to distracted driving have been growing. Drivers, tempted by virtually unlimited connectivity, are increasingly splitting their attention between the road and their devices.
Using a seatbelt is so simple that it's not even covered in most driver's education classes. You pull the shoulder and lap belt across your body and click the tongue into the buckle. When you hear the click of the tongue in the buckle, you release the slack in the belt and the belt tightens to support your body. According to one Maryland State Trooper, however, most people don't know about the critical second step.
Maryland was hit with its first snowfall of the year recently, and it's a good time to remind drivers of best practices for winter safety.
If you live in the state of Maryland, you're well aware of the fact that the spring months can bring quite a bit of rain to the area. While this can be enjoyable at times, this is anything but the case if you find yourself behind the wheel of your car during a rainstorm.
Many injuries you might suffer are readily apparent, from scrapes and bruises to broken or severed limbs. However, some of the most difficult injuries to identify and treat can be virtually invisible and may take time to manifest.
For many, bicycling is a choice that just makes sense. In addition to exercise, bicyclists save money that might otherwise be spent on car maintenance and fuel. Unfortunately, those who choose this form of transportation face unique risks -- mainly from motorists who fail to take appropriate care when bicyclists are in the area, often resulting in serious car accidents. For example, one man in Maryland was recently killed in a hit-and-run accident.
The news is filled with tragic stories every single day. For example, reporters frequently provide details regarding deadly car accidents. Most of the headlines, however, do not involve a high-ranking church official who is accused of causing a fatal accident while under the influence of alcohol. One Maryland family is now left coping with the loss of their family member as a result of the accident.
There are many public service campaigns intent on educating the public on the potential dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. In addition to these efforts, driver education courses also work to get the message out to the public. Even alcohol manufacturers encourage drivers to drink responsibly in order to avoid dangerous car accidents. Unfortunately, people continue to ignore these efforts, placing their lives, as well as the lives of innocent people, at risk. For example, it is believed that an accident in Anne Arundel that killed two people was the result of alcohol.
There are many people who travel Maryland roadways who are, overall, safe drivers. They try to follow all traffic laws and avoid distractions while driving. Unfortunately, some car accidents are caused by some of the safest of drivers who slightly misjudge a turn or distance. While the mistake may be out of character, it can still have devastating consequences, sometimes resulting in a fatality. Police are still trying to work out all of the details associated with one man's death in a recent tragic accident.
There are many measures in place to keep users of Maryland roadways safe. Legislators work hard to ensure that laws protect drivers and appropriately punish those found guilty of traffic infractions. Additionally, motor vehicle manufacturers work diligently to ensure that vehicles have adequate safety features. Despite these measures, car accidents still happen, and lives may be lost. Unfortunately, one man was recently killed in Anne Arundel in a head-on collision.