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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Safe Driving Tips for the Holiday Season

December 18, 2019

For many people, holidays involve traveling to celebrate with family or friends. Though this is a joyous time of year, it can also become dangerous. When traveling, it is important to make sure you are always keeping safety in mind when on the road.   Keep spirits high and everybody safe with these winter holiday […]

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Stay Safe When Driving at Night

August 5, 2019

Driving at night can become dangerous if you are not prepared. It can be much riskier for both motorists and pedestrians during this time. Visibility is significantly decreased, leading to more factors that may pose a risk of causing an accident. According to The National Safety Council, “Traffic death rates are three times greater at […]

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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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I Was Hit by An Uninsured Driver – Now What?

January 17, 2019

With literally tens of thousands of car accidents in the United States every year, one can only hope not to be involved in one. Regardless of practicing safe driving habits, sometimes a car accident is unavoidable. If you have the misfortune of being involved in a crash, it can sometimes be a small comfort to […]

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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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Driver Hits Odenton Woman Walking Dog

September 7, 2018

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton. Source: By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff ODENTON, MD — Anne Arundel County Police are looking for the driver who hit a woman and her dog, injuring both, Friday morning in Odenton, and […]

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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

September 27, 2017

  Here at Potter Burnett Law, we always encourage safe defensive driving but in the spirit of Halloween, we would like to remind all drivers to be aware of trick-or-treaters. Here are five driving safety tips to help protect all drivers and pedestrians celebrating All Hallows Eve. Drive slowly in neighborhoods and DO NOT pass […]

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Proceed with Caution

July 5, 2017

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic has increased by 11% in the last year, equating to nearly 6,000 fatalities. Leaving 2016 the biggest single-year increase in pedestrian fatalities in history, and the highest number in more than two decades. Statistics like this are nothing short of horrifying. […]

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Pedestrian Accident

April 19, 2017

Imagine you’re running your weekly errands. Although running errands isn’t your favorite activity, it is a warm spring day and you’re feeling productive and cheerful. The grocery store is the last stop on your list and afterward, you plan to go home and enjoy the sunset on your back porch. As you park your car […]

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