As the winter solstice approaches, cold weather and frozen precipitation become the new normal. Driving conditions worsen, and the possibility of a car accident increases. From skidding out on black ice to multiple car pile-ups on freeways, there are ample risks involved with driving in inclement weather.
While getting a driver's license is a thrill for most teenagers, this event can come with a lot of mixed emotions for their parents. Parents in Maryland and across the country want nothing more than to see their children grow and become independent, but they also want to protect them. Unfortunately, this can prove difficult when sending young drivers out on the road on their own. As drivers face more distractions than ever before, parents have every right to be concerned. Car accidents are the leading cause of death of young drivers, and distractions are behind a large chunk of these crashes.
It is common knowledge that driving while impaired can have significant consequences. Drivers who are intoxicated run the risk of hurting themselves and the others with whom they share the road. It is truly unfortunate that many families in Maryland have been negatively affected by car accidents caused by others who choose to get behind the wheel in an inebriated or otherwise intoxicated state.
Residents in Maryland who have been seriously injured in a car accident are likely to be left with a lot of questions. Some may question their ability to move forward after such a tragic event, while others may wonder what -- if any -- legal options are available. The damages sustained in serious motor vehicle accidents can be quite substantial, and victims of these wrecks may seek compensation for any financial losses they have encounter as a result.
Accidents on the interstate are a fairly common occurrence. These car accidents happen quickly and often have tragic results. Such is the case for a recent crash in Maryland. A wreck on Interstate 68 left one person dead and several others in need of medical care.
Most auto-pedestrian accidents that are reported on the news take place on busy streets or at intersections. While those are the most common places, these car accidents can also happen in places that would otherwise seem unlikely. Such is the case for a recent accident at a retail store in Maryland.
Pedestrian accidents are an ever-increasing issue in cities across Maryland. Officers in one city in particular are taking a stand and have increased their focus on pedestrian safety. There is no question that the damages that often result from these car accidents can be quite severe. As such, pedestrian safety operations like this one certainly serve a valuable purpose.
Whenever the topic of distracted driving comes up nowadays, it is easy to assume that the conversation will center exclusively on texting while driving and cellphone use behind the wheel. While these two infractions are major components of distracted driving, a driver who is distracted could be doing a number of other acts that prevent them from being fully focused on the road.
With the promise of spring and warmer weather just around the corner in Baltimore, we are sure to see more bicyclists out and about in the city. It is important for motorists to be courteous toward cyclists and remember that they have just as much right to use the roads as an automobile does. In situations where there is no bike lane, it is the law for motorists to yield to cyclists riding in the car lane.
The number of people who rely on automobiles to get to and from work and other places in Baltimore is on the rise. With more vehicles on the road, the likelihood of becoming involved in a car accident increases. Many of these crashes are caused by drivers not paying attention to the road. Distractions are everywhere these days and come in many forms. Talking on the phone, texting, stereos and even passengers can all take a driver’s attention off the road. These distractions can have potentially serious and even deadly consequences.