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Motorcycle deaths steady in Maryland; down across country

The number of deaths due to motorcycle accidents is down slightly across the country, according to a recent report. The report compared preliminary statistics from 2017 with the total number of motorcycle fatalities from 2016.

Recent traffic safety report shows distracted driving a concern

According to a recent report, around one out of every five people in Maryland and in other parts of the country have experienced motor vehicle accidents that were serious enough to send at least one victim to the hospital. Over one in 10 people claimed to have personally suffered a serious injury in a car accident. Additionally, about one-third of motorists said that they had some relation who had either died or had suffered a serious injury in a car crash.

Who is responsible after a ridesharing accident?

As is the case in most of the country's other metro areas, Marylanders now have the ability to hail a ride through Uber, Lyft or another ridesharing company. These companies are known to be cheaper than a taxi service, as they involve private parties simply using their personal vehicles to take people where they need to go.

Multi-vehicle accident sends 5 to Maryland hospitals

A car accident in the Baltimore area sent five people to area hospitals. Police described the injuries of the driver who allegedly caused the accident as life-threatening but did not provide details on the other victims of this accident, which also caused significant delays on the Interstate.

Woman dies in latest example of danger of pedestrian accidents

When there is an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle in Maryland, the pedestrian is likely to suffer from severe and even fatal injuries. These motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time to any person who happens to be in the wrong place when walking. For those who have been injured or lost a loved one in pedestrian accidents, having legal advice on how to pursue compensation is essential to pay for medical bills and treatment or to provide for the family left behind after a fatality.

Statistics for fatal motor vehicle accidents in Harford released

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.

Maryland crash shows the dangers of school bus accidents

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.

NHTSA rates the rollover rates of motor vehicles

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 are a nascent industry

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.


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