Dangers of Driving Drowsy

June 29, 2021

There are hundreds of reasons car accidents happen, but one of the leading causes is shocking. It’s sleep deprivation. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Sleep Deprivation, not getting at least 7 hours of sleep can raise your car crash risk significantly. Driving drowsy has the same impact on you […]

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Causes of Road Rage and How to Handle It

May 13, 2021

It’s common to experience frustration and anger at some time or another when driving. Running late, heavy traffic, and getting cut off are all instances that can incite anger in a driver. Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by motorists. It is usually a defense mechanism to retaliate against being wronged by another […]

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Multi-Car Pile Up: What Do I Do?

March 23, 2021

With poor weather, especially during the winter and early spring months, comes bad driving conditions. All car accidents are stressful but being involved in a pile-up means there are multiple cars involved and liability is often disputed. What do you do if you have been in a pile-up crash? A pile-up accident is the result […]

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What is Distracted Driving?

May 13, 2020

Roadways can be a dangerous place. Regardless of where you live, or why you’re on the road, the risks seem to be increasing each year. By participating in distracted driving behaviors, your risk of hurting yourself or someone on the road around you increases instantly. Driving while distracted is much more dangerous than you may […]

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In-Depth Data Shows How Pedestrians Get Injured in Car Accidents

March 27, 2019

When you think of auto-accidents, the first instance that comes to mind is not often one that involves pedestrians. 2017 marked the second year in a row for the highest amount of pedestrian fatalities since 1990. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017, most being children and the elderly. Though there is no specific evidence […]

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Driving in Unexpected Weather Conditions

March 27, 2019

It often seems that as soon as we think better weather is right around the corner, we are then hit with more extreme weather, such as sudden temperature drops or massive amounts of rainfall in a short period of time. Situations like this make it more difficult to drive and complete our day to day […]

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Pedestrian deaths hit 28-year high, and big vehicles and smartphones are to blame

March 5, 2019

Source: CNBC | Phil LeBeau The number of pedestrians killed along U.S. roadways last year climbed to the highest level since 1990, according to a new report. An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, an increase of 250 from 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Thursday. The association based its estimate on data […]

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Maryland Winter Weather Driving Tips

January 4, 2019

Did you know that more than 116,000 Americans are injured and 1,300 are killed per year due to snowy road conditions? Maryland winters are known to bring severe inclement weather to the area. Even the smallest amount of snow, sleet or ice can make driving hazardous. To ensure that you are not negatively affected by […]

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7 Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Car Accident

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving in Maryland and the rest of the United States is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year. Not only do airports get crowded, but the roadways get pretty busy too as people hit the road to visit family and friends. If you plan on driving to reach your destination for Thanksgiving dinner this […]

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Less Than 4 Hours of Sleep? 15 Times More Likely to Cause a Car Collision

November 12, 2018

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report. Over the past several years, numerous studies and public health and safety campaigns have focused on reminding us just how dangerous driving while tired can be. Although fatigue and a […]

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Halloween Safety Tips from Potter Burnett Law

October 15, 2018

We’ve all heard Halloween horror stories. What’s even scarier, however, is when stories like these involve you or a loved one. While this holiday can be a lot of fun for all ages, it’s important to make sure that you take a few simple precautions in order to mitigate potential safety risks. Unattended candles, dangerous […]

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6 in Hospital After 4 Vehicle Crash on Aris T Allen Blvd in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday

May 16, 2018

Source: http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2018/05/6-in-hospital-after-4-vehicle-crash-on-aris-t-allen-blvd-on-saturday/ On May 12, 2018 at approximately 6:41 pm officers responded to a multi vehicle crash on Aris T. Allen Blvd (MD-665) at Riva Road in Annapolis. Investigation showed a Ford Raptor was traveling eastbound on MD-665 when it crossed the median into the westbound lanes striking a GMC pickup, Dodge pickup, and a […]

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This Might Shock You…

March 1, 2018

This might shock you but you should be prepared in case someone texting while driving causes you to run off the road and hit a power line pole. If those live wires fall onto your car or the area surrounding it you need to be aware of what to do to ensure your safety. The […]

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The Most Dangerous Highway in Maryland

September 27, 2017

Did you know one of the most dangerous highways in Maryland might be a route you’re all too familiar with? Indian Head Highway (Route 210) is one of the deadliest roads in Prince George’s County. About 60 lives have been taken on this deathly highway over the past decade triggering local authorities and members of […]

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How to Keep Teenage Drivers Safe

August 29, 2017

School is back in session and new teenage drivers are ready to hit the road. While most teen drivers are overjoyed to have reached this new milestone, their parents may feel uneasy about the transition and slightly concerned for their child’s safety. If your child is driving to school this year, share the following safety […]

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

June 12, 2016

The state of Maryland prohibits the use of handheld phones while driving, yet distracted driving is still a massive contributor to an average of 500 collisions [1] on our state’s roads and highways in 2015 alone. Three general driving distractions, due to the use of a mobile device, include: Visual ­– looking at something other than […]

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