Distracted Driving Could Account for Up to 30% of Auto Accidents

July 18, 2011 by  
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According to the findings of a new study, more than a quarter of all auto accidents are likely caused by distracted drivers, who are often using cell phones and other electronic devices. Read more

Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement Drive Targets Young Men in 2011

May 26, 2011 by  
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Law enforcement agencies nationwide have begun the annual Click It or Ticket campaign of heightened seat belt enforcement, in hopes of increase seat belt use and reducing the number of auto accident injuries in Maryland and nationwide. Read more

Accident Lawsuit Claims Driver Was Updating Facebook While Driving

March 2, 2011 by  
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According to allegations raised in a recently filed auto accident lawsuit, a woman who struck and killed a 70-year old man while driving through Chicago’s south-side was updating her Facebook page at the time of the crash, highlighting the risks associated with mobile phone use while driving. Read more

Automobile Accident Deaths Higher Among Groups Who Engage in Risky Driving Behavior

February 21, 2011 by  
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Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for people between 5 and 34 years old, and a disproportionate number of those people impacted are racial/ethnic minorities. According to a new CDC report, this higher percentage of death from an auto accident among minorities appears to be linked to risk driving behavior, such as alcohol use and failing to wear a seat belt. Read more

Baltimore Accident Lawyers: Report Indicates Accident Deaths Reduced by Red Light Cameras

February 10, 2011 by  
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A new study has found that the use of cameras at intersections reduces the number of fatalities from car accidents that occur when drivers run red lights in major cities across the United States, including Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

Maryland Is Among Top 10 States for Seatbelt Use

January 14, 2011 by  
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Nine out of every 10 occupants of an automobile on Maryland roads buckles up, placing Maryland among the top 10 states for seatbelt compliance, according to a new federal study. Read more

Maryland Accident Insurance Coverage Minimums

January 3, 2011 by  
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The new minimum required Maryland insurance coverage for automobile accidents went into effect on January 1, raising the required minimum amount of automobile insurance coverage from 20/40 to 30/60. Read more

Deaths in Car Accidents with Teens Decline

November 23, 2010 by  
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According to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teens are driving safer and dying less often as a result of car accidents. Read more

Car Accident Injury Costs

October 26, 2010 by  
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Deaths and other injuries from car accidents drain an estimated $100 billion from the U.S. economy every year, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

Child Passenger Safety for Automobile Accidents

October 5, 2010 by  
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Last month during Child Passenger Safety Week, federal officials released statistics on children in car accidents that highlight the huge difference child safety seats can make in reducing the risk of injury or death for children who are involved in auto accidents. Read more

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