Growing up is full of rites of passage, and one of the most eagerly anticipated of these is getting one's driver's license. Teens in Maryland eagerly look forward to the freedom enabled by having a driver's license. What teens must remember is that a license is a privilege, not a right, and as with so many other privileges, there are responsibilities. One of the greatest of these responsibilities is to not be a distracted driver. Distracted driving can lead to motor vehicle accidents.
Drinking and driving don't mix. That statement is an old one and yet after years of continued tragic deaths caused by drunk drivers, the issue remains a major contributing factor to traffic deaths around the country. A recent death on a Maryland roadway may have contributed to the number of motor vehicle accidents that can be attributed to drunk driving.
Pedestrian safety requires the buy-in of both drivers and pedestrians. If one group isn’t respecting Virginia’s pedestrian laws, then someone is in danger. Most likely the threatened group is the pedestrian because they don’t have tons of protective steel surrounding them.