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Driverless Cars May Eliminate Tickets and Traffic Lights

Nothing is worse than an unbearable commute to and from work. With people rushing to get from one place to another, things often prove chaotic. However, with connected, automated vehicles, this chaos could dissipate. By eliminating much, if not all, human input, it would also eliminate the room for human error. A Mechanical Engineering Professor… Read More

Thanksgiving Travel Safety

With the holidays around the corner, many of us will be heading out to visit family and friends, shop for holiday items, and attend other festivities. The truth is, this time of year puts a lot of travelers on unfamiliar roads. In fact, the American Safety Council reports that on Thanksgiving weekend alone, over 40… Read More

E-Scooters Raise Safety Concerns for Drivers and Pedestrians

During the past year, e-scooters have been popping up on city streets across the country. Like bikeshare programs, e-scooters are available to the public. Users download an application, locate a nearby e-scooter, unlock it, and take off. While they are becoming common sights in places like Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., and Portland, one thing you might… Read More

Car Accident Witnesses

Being involved in a car accident is a significantly stressful event and can be life-altering. Car accidents occur due to numerous factors, including negligence, driving under the influence, distracted driving, texting while driving, speeding, reckless driving, and many other causes. It is unfortunately not an uncommon experience. A car accident resulting in injury can result… Read More

The Most Unpopular Seat in the Car is Also the Safest

If you have ever been on a road trip with family or friends, you probably made every effort to avoid sitting in the middle seat. Maybe you drew the short straw, or your sibling called shotgun before you. Either way, getting stuck in the middle seat means you are stuck with the floor hump and… Read More

More Aggressive Safety Measures Needed for Self-Driving Cars

As car manufacturers like General Motors Co., Tesla, and Alphabet Motors continue to develop their autonomous vehicles, many consumers and safety officials are not entirely convinced that they are as safe as they should be. After a pedestrian was fatally injured after being hit by a self-driving Tesla SUV, it raised serious concerns over certain… Read More

Honda’s Smart Intersection Technology

Honda is known by consumers in the United States for its popular vehicles and is now adding to its name by testing new accident prevention technology in an initial run in one Ohio city. Smart Intersection technology, as it is known, is being tested in this one community with a fleet of 20 cars, but… Read More

Hyundai and Kia Models Known for Catching on Fire

Imagine driving along a busy highway when you start to smell smoke, only to realize that your own vehicle is on fire. This is exactly what happened to an unsuspecting Maryland couple as they were driving home from the beach earlier this month in their Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Fortunately, the couple was able to… Read More

Stretch Limousines: Sacrificing Safety for Style  

Hiring a stretch limousine may seem like a great idea if you have a group of people heading out to party or a special event, particularly if there will be drinking involved. However, a stretch limousine may not be the safest choice because many of these vehicles do not meet the basic safety standards that… Read More

Montgomery County Council Urges MDOT to Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians

In a letter sent to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Montgomery County Council is calling for more proactive safety measures after four teens were hit by a car earlier this month on Georgia Avenue/MD 97 in Aspen Hill. The MDOT responded by saying that they are actively reviewing the… Read More

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