Capital Beltway Accident Statistics and Safety TipsSeptember 3, 2019
Every day, hundreds of thousands of commuters use the Capital Beltway, a 64-mile interstate highway that surrounds Washington D.C. and passes through Maryland and Virginia, to get to and from work. With so many motorists traveling through the busy highway, it is no surprise to learn that thousands of vehicle collisions occur on the Capital Beltway each year.
Traffic reports indicate that approximately 225,000 motorists travel on the Capital Beltway every day, with this number increasing on holidays and in the summer. According to the Maryland State Highway Administration, an average of 260 documented wrecks occur on the highway each year. The number of drivers sharing the highway as well as unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, improper lane changes, distracted driving, and following too closely increase the potential for accidents.
Because the Capital Beltway is one of the busiest highways in the nation, driving on it can be a pain. However, there are things drivers can do to help avoid problems and remain safe. The Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton share tips for driving on the Capital Beltway in this infographic.
If you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in physical injury, you should seek medical attention right away. If the accident was the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, consult with an attorney. The Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton will work diligently to protect your rights and fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation. Call us today at 800-547-4LAW or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.