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.
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.
There are many motorcyclists in Maryland who are dedicated to their bikes. For many, motorcycles are not only a form of transportation that could potentially cut down on the consumption of nonrenewable resources, but also a cherished hobby. Unfortunately, statistics suggest that motorcycle accidents may be more dangerous than accidents involving passenger cars.
The birth of a new child is a happy occasion. Sleep-deprived parents stumble around for the first few months in a haze of exhaustion and bliss as they welcome their new child into their home. In the wake of adjusting to life with a newborn, motorcycle accidents can wreak even more havoc. One Maryland mother is now trying to adjust to life as a single mom after a fatal accident took the life of her young husband.
The end of a long winter means that more people will be on the roadways, taking advantage of the warm weather. Drivers of traditional motor vehicles must display even more vigilance as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists take to the streets. Failure to do so can have devastating consequences. For example, two separate motorcycle accidents have resulted in two fatalities in Maryland.
Areas on the East Coast have endured what many describe as a harsher than normal winter; fortunately, the warmer weather has brought a reprieve from the cold temperatures, snow and ice. As the area starts to thaw, more people begin to enjoy outdoor activities that the cold weather may have prevented over the winter. As a result, more motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians may start to take advantage of Maryland roadways, meaning other drivers must remain particularly vigilant. Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious injury or death, and a man was recently killed in such an accident in Prince George's County.
The dangers of texting while driving have become common knowledge over the last few years. As a result, most states have enacted some sort of law to limit this form of distracted driving. The hope is that such action will reduce the number of car and motorcycle accidents. One young Anne Arundel woman, who was involved in a fatal car accident, will now be prosecuted under a new law that bans texting while driving.
Firefighters know when they report for work every day that it could be their last shift due to the potential of death or serious injury. However, in a tragic twist, one firefighter lost in life in an after-hours accident in Maryland while he was driving his motorcycle. This incident is just the latest to support the need for increased driver vigilance in order to prevent motorcycle accidents.
Many people have different outlets to relieve stress. Some people spend time in the gym working out frustrations, while others might spend time with a different recreational activity, such as fishing. For others, stress relief can come as simply as hopping on their motorcycle on a nice day and going for a short trip; however, these people are in danger of motorcycle accidents, often by no fault of their own. It is important for other drivers to be aware of the presence of motorcyclists in order to prevent injury or death. The recent death of a Maryland cheerleader further highlights the need for automobile drivers to exhibit caution while on the road.