Law enforcement and governmental agencies in Maryland make certain to keep track of motor vehicle accidents and their causes throughout the state. This is not just to maintain a record but to determine how and why they happened so methods can be devised to reduce them where it is possible. These statistics are separated into the individual areas of the state so that the causes can be analyzed in depth.
There is an expectation that when Maryland children are placed on a school bus they will be safely brought to their destination. While this is the case most of the time, there are also the unfortunate incidents in which motor vehicle accidents happen involving a school bus and children. It is essential that these bus accidents are fully investigated to determine the cause and lay the foundation for a potential legal filing.
Motor vehicles account for about one-in-ten "tow-away" accidents, however; they are responsible for one-in-three of all fatalities. In response to these disproportionate numbers, Congress instructed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to study rollover risk and devise a system to address it. NHTSA responded with Special Report 265 which this post will briefly summarize.
Self-driving cars have been all the rage of 2016, from the introduction of Tesla Autopilot to the many experiments by Google and Uber with self-driving technology. States, companies and, the federal government, are all struggling to bring self-driven cars to the market. But it is important to remember that self-driven cars, despite all of the hype, are still a very nascent industry and probably won’t penetrate the market in any great way for at least ten years. In the meantime, it is critical to protecting and foster innovation in the industry.
A commuter train crash in Brooklyn has left 106 injuries. The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) is the most used commuter train in the country. It brings thousands of passengers into and out of New York City every day. The LIRR utilizes many of the same stops as the New York City subway system. The train in question was traveling into Brooklyn and failed to slow down at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.
Driverless cars are hailed as one of the technologies of the future. No one knows how this technology will mature and develop. But one clear concern is how these vehicles will operate in an emergency situation. Most futurists will tell you that driverless cars won't get into accidents. But that is only true once every car transitions to an automated system. For many years, computer-driven and human-driven vehicles will share the road. To that end, how should these cars respond to emergencies?
A vehicle accident can quickly lead to life-altering injuries in Maryland. Sometimes a motor vehicle accident happens due to the alleged carelessness of another driver. In this case, the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable through the civil court system.
While most people might not realize it, Maryland has shown an incredibly strong commitment to keeping teen drivers safe behind the wheel. Indeed, the Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Administration routinely teams up with groups like the Maryland Teen Driver Safety Coalition to conduct public awareness campaigns and promote model safety programs.