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Why We Should Stop Using the Term Car “Accident”

Two New York City nonprofit organizations, Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives, have made it their mission to change the way we refer to car crashes in an effort to help change our mindset about how a crash occurs. The two organizations… Read More

Could the Textalyzer End Texting and Driving for Good?

A New York bill is leading the way in helping crack down on distracted drivers. A proposed Textalyzer device could give law enforcement the evidence they need to determine if a driver was texting and driving at the time of an accident or before being… Read More

“Urgent” Safety Steps Ordered for DC Metro

After a series of missteps by Metro in response to an insulator explosion and a second fire that occurred at the same station last Thursday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a series of urgent safety steps for the transit agency. According… Read More

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Maryland’s Motorcycle Safety Program is striving to reduce motorcyclist fatalities as well as provide education, training and enforcement of traffic laws to increase awareness of sharing the road. Each year,… Read More

Takata Corporation Associated with Two More U.S. Deaths

Recent deaths in Florida and Texas have brought the total number of deaths linked to faulty Takata airbags to 11 worldwide. The defective safety devices have been shown to explode violently and send shards of metal throughout the cabin of a vehicle. In… Read More

Maryland I-70 Speed Limit Increases

Earlier month, the State Highway Administration increased the speed limit in certain of sections of Interstate 70 in Maryland to 70 miles per hour. According to the State Highway Administration, traffic engineers conducted a safety review of collision… Read More

Deadly Distracted Driving #1 Concern for Maryland Drivers

According to AAA, distracted driving is the most deadly driving habit in Maryland and residents are rightfully concerned about its fatal dangers. More than texting and driving or posting a picture on Instagram when behind the wheel, distracted driving… Read More

Study Shows Statins Can Cause Extreme Muscle Pain

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that statin drugs lead to extreme muscle pain in some patients. According to the study, 42.6 percent of patients experienced muscle side effects while taking a statin medication,… Read More

Honda Quietly Requested New Takata Airbag Design in 2009

Newly released internal memos and presentations reveal that in August 2009, after ruptured airbags were linked to a fatality and four injuries, Honda quietly asked for a “fail safe” design change to Takata’s airbag inflator. The news is significant because… Read More

Older Drivers with Fall Histories have Increased Crash Risk

New research by the AAA Foundation reveals that senior drivers who have fallen are 40 percent more likely to be involved in an auto accident as compared with other drivers with no fall histories. Falls often result in serious injuries, which can greatly… Read More

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