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What should I do in a hit-and-run?

Any car accident can be scary, but being involved in a hit-and-run accident can leave you terrified and confused. Many drivers are unsure about what they should do if the other driver leaves the scene of the crash, but knowing the steps to follow can ease stress and worry.

Summer safety: Road trips with Fido

With summer in full swing, many across Maryland will hop in the car with the whole family to take a road trip for vacation. For pet owners, a family trip could just as easily include a beloved dog or cat, and there are several safety tips to follow to keep the entire family safe on a trip.

Keeping teens safe on the roads

With the return of summer comes BBQs, concerts and road trips, but for Maryland teens it also means the return of a deadly driving season. According to WTOP, Memorial Day marks the beginning of 100 days where teen drivers are most at risk to have a fatal car crash. More than 5,000 people have died from accidents involving teen drivers in the 100 day period over the past five years.

Consumer views on autonomous car safety

Maryland residents who are concerned about their safety on the road may naturally be watching the evolution of self-driving vehicle technology carefully. Certainly an increase in public safety is a primary motivator for adopting either fully autonomous vehicles or at least the use of vehicle that include some autonomous driving features. But, while companies in a variety of industries seem all but in a race to get these vehicles and features to market, it is interesting to step back and see just what consumers really think about it all.

How to handle a car crash

Drivers across Maryland try to be careful and pay attention when they are out on the road, so when a car crash happens it can be very scary and sudden to them. This shock may prevent people from acting in their own best interests after a car accident, so it is smart to have a plan to follow in case of an emergency. Start by taking a moment to breath and check for any injuries.

Dangers teens should know about during graduation season

Graduation season is just around the corner. In the coming weeks, high school seniors across the region will celebrate their accomplishments. While they have good reason to do so, these parties may involve alcohol. With that, teens and their parents should continue to have detailed conversations about drinking and driving, especially at this time of year.  

Latency part of distracted driving danger

Like their counterparts around the nation, Maryland residents have been hearing more and more about how and why distracted driving is so dangerous in the past few years. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, one element that makes the use of electronic devices so risky for drivers is referred to as latency.

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