The holiday season is a time for relaxing and visiting with friends in Maryland and around the country. It is also a very busy time of year and traffic can become even more congested than normal. The increased congestion can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents occurring. A recent accident in the Baltimore area took the life of a young mother and injured her 3-year-old son.
People in Maryland face a seemingly unending list of dangers when they take to the road. Whether in a passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle or bicycle, or on foot, the risks posed to them by other drivers are everywhere and they are real. Public awareness campaigns, driver education training and more all attempt to inform people about the importance of operating their vehicles safely yet too many choose to continue to drive drunk, text when behind the wheel and more.
It is impossible to account for the negligence of others when preparing to accomplish one's daily routine in Bowie. All at once, an incident such as a car collision can take one from leading a productive life to facing serious injuries (or worse), extensive rehabilitation and astronomical expenses. When that collision is due to the apparently reckless actions of another, one may be justified in seeking compensation.
The stress and worry that comes from an auto accident case are often tempered by the expectation that your expenses will be covered by the driver who was responsible for the collision. Yet what is the driver that hit you in Bowie was driving a vehicle that did not belong to them? Worse yet, what if said driver had a history of poor driving behavior and never should have been entrusted with a vehicle in the first place. Your frustration with the one who loaned the driver that caused your accident their vehicle is understandable; the question is whether or not that action equates to liability.
There may be many in Bowie that do not view eating and drinking while driving (non-alcoholic beverages) to be particularly dangerous due to such actions being viewed as being quite natural. Like most, you might say that you do not even focus heavily on what you are eating while you are actually doing it. Yet a further examination of the types of distractions that drivers encounter reveals that eating while behind the wheel can indeed be distracting.
With summer just around the corner, more people in Maryland are apt to be out and about on foot. This can be a nice perk to the warmer weather but it can also increase a person's risk of being hit as a pedestrian by a car, truck or other vehicle. The fact of the matter is that anyone can be a pedestrian at some time, even if that is walking from a parked vehicle across a lot to get into the grocery store to do some shopping.
Four people have died and three more received injuries as a result of a collision between a car and a pickup truck that occurred in Cecil County, Maryland, last Thursday evening. Those who lost their lives were all occupants of the car, the driver of which lost control for reasons that are not entirely clear. A four-year-old boy and 34-year-old man died at the scene, while a nine-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl succumbed to their injuries following transportation to a hospital.
As a resident of Maryland, you likely spend a decent amount of time on the road throughout the week. Poor driving behaviors can put you at risk any time you go out, and this includes drivers taking risks by making illegal turns.
If you have ever had a case of road rage while traveling in Maryland traffic, you are not alone. In fact, up to 80% of Americans admit that they have experienced road rage at some point during the last year. There is no doubt that getting stuck behind a slow driver or in traffic when you are late for a meeting or an appointment is frustrating. However, road rage can cause people to engage in dangerous driving practices that may lead to a serious car accident. It is important to refrain from engaging in these behaviors and to be on the lookout for other motorists who are driving dangerously, as they may put other peoples’ lives at risk.
As temperatures gets warmer in Maryland, more people are out and about on their bikes. Whether they are commuting, going out for a Saturday afternoon ride or training for an upcoming race, cyclists present a risk on the road because motorists do not always know how to share the road with bicycles. There are things both drivers of vehicles and cyclists can do to minimize accidents.