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Committed to helping those looking for answers after a single-vehicle accident

When most of us hear the term car wreck, we invariably envision the aftermath of a serious multi-car accident complete with paramedics tending to the injured, witnesses talking to the police and perhaps even a crowd of nervous onlookers whispering to one another.

Spotting and staying away from reckless drivers

It can be terrifying to share the road with someone who is driving erratically. Unfortunately, reckless drivers are on the road every day putting pedestrians, bikers and other drivers at risk. They are impossible to avoid but you can do your best to stay out of their way.

Rearview mirrors are for seeing behind you, not applying makeup

We've all witnessed a lady at a stoplight touching up her lipstick or applying mascara. Maybe some of you have even done it yourself. You think to yourself; it's okay so long as my vehicle isn't moving. Technically, you're just sitting there waiting for the light to turn so it's not a big deal if you use that time to finish getting ready, right? Wrong. Accidents can occur whether you're moving or not.

Will D.C. adopt one of the most stringent distracted driving laws in the nation?

Maryland has adopted a relatively firm stance when it comes to distracted driving. Indeed, state law dictates that no licensed driver may use a "text messaging device" to send, read or write messages behind the wheel (with the exception of contacting 911), classifying this as a primary offense punishable by fines and even license suspension if the driver is under 18.

Fatal teenager crashes are increasing

Maryland is doing a lot of things right to limit teen crashes

After dropping to an all-time low in 2014, Maryland traffic fatalities rose in 2015 and so far the upward trend continues in 2016. Fatal accidents involving teen drivers in particular are up sharply after so much progress in recent years.

U.S. aims to eliminate traffic deaths within 30 years

The federal government announced a plan this week to set a goal of zero traffic deaths and injuries within the next 30 years. As car accidents remain one of the leading causes of deaths or injuries in this country, officials explained how they would achieve this new goal.

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