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.
Traffic congestion is a never ending problem on Maryland roads. With the constant congestion exists the constant threat of motor vehicle accidents. Accidents involving school buses can be particularly traumatic, and a recent accident in Prince George's County serves to remind people to be on the lookout for school buses, to obey the flashing lights and exercise extra caution.
No one will dispute that Maryland has severe traffic issues. Sadly, when there is heavy traffic there is the potential for serious motor vehicle accidents. A recent crash involving 12 vehicles took the life of a prominent area businessman, the president of Kline ShopRite, and a 7-year-old boy.
Winter poses its own challenges to drivers and pedestrians in Maryland. It gets dark earlier, and that can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians. Snow and ice can cause slippery conditions, and driver distraction always remains a possible issue. Any or all of these factors contribute to the occurrence of motor vehicle accidents. One such accident took the life of a young man in Upper Marlboro.
A serious multi-vehicle crash in Oxon Hill led to the tragic deaths of three children, according to local police. Very little information has been gathered about the accident so far, but Maryland authorities also confirmed that two adults were injured. Charges have not been filed at this time, but as with most motor vehicle accidents, this tragic crash is still under investigation.
Cars and trucks have coexisted on the nation's highways for many years. As life becomes more hurried and deadlines tighter, this coexistence has the potential to become increasingly dangerous in Maryland and other states. Truck drivers push the boundaries of fatigue in an effort to keep to tight schedules. Tragic motor vehicle accidents can result.
The holiday season is a busy time for most everyone in Maryland. When it involves additional driving, the chances of being involved in motor vehicle accidents increase. It is easier to become distracted when behind the wheel as one's mind is more likely to wander while contemplating the added work and social obligations of the season.
The holiday season brings an increase in truck and delivery traffic on roads that are already congested. The increased traffic increases the likelihood of motor vehicle accidents in Maryland. An early morning crash involving a car and a delivery truck resulted in the deaths of two people and serious injuries to another. The accident happened on a recent Saturday morning.
For many students in Maryland and throughout the U.S., their trip to and from school involves riding a school bus. This is generally a very safe mode of travel.