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Car Models Suffer Alarming Number of Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is being urged to investigate complaints concerning spontaneous car fires. The consumer watchdog group, Center for Auto Safety (CAS), recently filed a petition for a defect investigation with the NHTSA, stating that there has been an unusual amount of consumer complaints about the Hyundai Sonata sedan and Santa… Read More


Make Safety a Priority When Riding a Bike  

Riding a bike is the preferred mode of transportation for many commuters across the country. Unfortunately, thousands of cyclists are injured every year in traffic accidents, and a percentage of those injuries result in fatalities. Statistics show that there were fewer bicyclists injured in 2015 compared to 2014, but only a small percentage of bicycle… Read More


Distracted Driving Spikes During the Summer Months

In addition to the increased risk of drunk drivers and drowsy drivers on the roads, motorists tend to be particularly distracted during the months of June, July, and August. In fact, according to research, summertime drivers are roughly 10 percent more distracted during the summer months compared to the rest of the year. This translates… Read More


New Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Policy Available to Drivers

A new Enhanced Underinsured Motorist (EUIM) policy became available to drivers in Maryland as of July 1. Classified under Maryland Annotated Code Insurance Section #19-509.1, the new car insurance law may be added to new insurance policies. The EUIM offers stronger protection to any occupants of an insured vehicle who are injured in a car accident… Read More


Common Vehicle Defects

Today’s vehicles are safer than ever thanks to the latest advances in safety technology, including accident avoidance systems, blind-spot detection, and lane departure warnings. However, when a vehicle has a defective part, it can have devastating consequences that safety technology cannot always prevent. It is important to make sure that your car is functioning properly… Read More


Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

Receiving a driver’s license is a major milestone in any teenager’s life. It opens a new world of freedom and independence, but it is also a big responsibility. Statistics show that car accidents are the number one cause of fatality in teens aged 16 to 19, yet too many teens continue to engage in unsafe… Read More


Stronger Alcohol Policies

Drunk driving is one of the top causes of traffic fatalities in the United States. Roughly 30 percent of fatalities occur when one or more of the drivers involved were legally intoxicated. Another 20 percent of fatalities involve motorists who are below the legal limit. According to a recent study from the Boston Medical Center… Read More


Drugged Driving

According to a report that was recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a growing number of motorists who are fatally injured in car accidents test positive for drugs. In fact, in 2016, 44 percent of drivers who were fatally injured in car accidents had drugs in their system. This is a 28… Read More


Lyft and Uber and Car Seats

Driving with a child in the car means that you must make sure that you have the proper car seat based on the age of the child. Whether that is a rear-facing seat for an infant, a forward-facing seat with a harness for a child who is at least two years old, or a booster… Read More


Fiery Tractor-Trailer Accident on Woodrow Wilson Bridge Causes Fatality

A fiery tractor-trailer accident occurred on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and caused a fatality and multiple personal injuries. Shortly before 11 am, on Wednesday morning, in Forest Heights, Maryland, the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control of his truck and slammed into a truck that was shielding a boom truck on the bridge. Both the… Read More


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