As hands-free car technology proliferates, the temptation to take one’s eyes off the road increases exponentially. Yet according to a recent study, even a two-second glance away from the road when driving at high speeds might increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident.
Ever been passed by a speeding big rig? On a rainy day, the splash of water left in the wake of a passing semi truck can seem almost blinding on the windshields of any passenger vehicles following behind. Yet even on a clear day, there may be a safety issue with speeding big rigs.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Police officers in Maryland and across the country have been encouraged to do their part via more aggressive ticketing of drivers who are using their mobile devices while driving.
A Maryland driver who had been traveling on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway was recently charged for unsafe operation of his vehicle, in addition to a charge arising from his hit-and-run behavior.