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Engine trouble resulted in deadly motor vehicle accident

Breaking down on the side of the road can be a colossal inconvenience for Maryland residents. It can also be dangerous. There are too many media reports of a pedestrian on the side of the road because of engine trouble being killed in a motor vehicle accident

Route 50 sees 3rd deadly motor vehicle accident in just weeks

Some stretches of road here in Maryland see more crashes than others do. For some reason, there seems to be an increase in wrong-way crashes on a certain stretch of Route 50. Two people died in the most recent motor vehicle accident, which took place on a Wednesday morning.

Did Maryland's alcohol sales tax increase help lower DUI crashes?

There is no disputing the toll that drunk driving accidents take on U.S. roads and highways. Indeed, statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 2015 alone saw over 1.1 million DUI arrests and, more significantly, a staggering 10,265 lives lost in DUI-related crashes. As if this wasn't shocking enough, the CDC puts the price tag of these crashes at over $44 billion per year.

Just how safe is it for motorists to 'follow a friend?'

While motorists can now rely on everything from GPS systems and in-dash navigation programs to smartphones to provide them with directions, many nevertheless still rely on such tried-and-true techniques as consulting paper maps, asking strangers for directions and, of course, following friends.

The 100 deadliest days for teen drivers are officially here

For teens, the period running from Memorial Day through Labor Day ranks as one of the best of the year. That's because school is officially out, meaning they are free from homework, able to earn much-needed income at summer jobs and, of course, hang out with their friends far more often.

Why one study called Maryland the safest state for teen drivers

Without question, one of the most stressful moments in the life of any parent is when their child is old enough to start driving. Indeed, this stress has only been exacerbated in recent years, as moms and dads not only have to worry about things like speeders and impaired drivers, but also distracted drivers.

Who's an aggressive driver? The answer might surprise you

As you made your way to work this morning, chances are good that you noticed the usual assortment of questionable driving practices from those more interested in their phones than surrounding traffic to those who simply failed to notice the posted traffic signs.

A flying toaster hit my windshield. Do I have a case?

At one time or another, every motorist must try to avoid flying debris or an unexpected obstacle in the roadway. The item could be anything from a chunk of concrete to a mattress to a toaster that falls out of the loaded bed of the pickup in front of you.

Are millennial drivers behind the recent spike in fatal crashes?

According to recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. roads and highways have become decidedly more dangerous in recent years. In fact, agency statistics show that there were 35,092 traffic fatalities in 2015 alone. To put this in perspective, consider that this was a 7 percent increase from 2014 and the single largest year-to-year increase in traffic fatalities in 50 years.

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