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The Dangers of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

In the wake of recent accidents involving semi-autonomous vehicles, many experts are arguing that this is the most dangerous time for motorists. Automakers and tech companies are currently engaged in the race to get driverless cars onto the market. In… Read More

D.C. Council Vote Aids Cyclists in Collecting Insurance After a Crash

Washington, D.C. cyclists and pedestrians have long experienced difficulties in collecting insurance following accidents due to a District law. However, just last week, the D.C. council voted to change this law, providing victims a better opportunity… Read More

Washington, D.C. Area One of Worst in Nation for Safe Driving

A new report from the insurance company Allstate reveals that Washington, D.C. area drivers are more than twice as likely to crash compared to the national average, making it one of the worst places to drive in the U.S. Washington, D.C.’s collision rate… Read More

Attention Parents – Don’t Let Your Kids and Their Friends Drink in Your Home!

A new court opinion from the Maryland Court of Appeals establishes that any adult who allows those under age 21 to drink in their home to be sued if the underage kids are later in a car crash. The decision is based on the public policy behind Maryland’s… Read More

Safety First: Common Summer Camp Injuries

Summer camps, whether sleep away or day camps, are a great adventure for kids and teens looking for a fun escape during the summer. Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries that kids can suffer while away at camp, especially if the camp counselors… Read More

Summer Marks the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

With summer in full-swing, teens are out on the roads more often than normal, traveling to new locations they may be unfamiliar with. Because of this, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has become known as the “100 deadliest days” for teen… Read More

District Police Cracking Down on Illegal Off-road Vehicles

Police in Washington, D.C. have been cracking down on those who ride or use illegal vehicles like dirt bikes and ATVs on District roads. Since early April, police have seized more than 30 off-road vehicles and arrested more than 27 riders. Washington,… Read More

New Law Bans Use of Recalled Cars as Rentals

On Wednesday, June 1, a new law went into effect banning rental car companies from renting vehicles with an open recall. Any rental car business with a fleet of more than 35 vehicles must pull all vehicles recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More

Three Teens Killed in Damascus Crash

Three students died in a late-night crash Tuesday in Damascus on the eve of Clarksburg High School graduation. According to Montgomery County Police, the teens were traveling south on Burnt Hill Road around 11:30 p.m. in a Ford F-250 near Kingstead Road… Read More

25 Injured in Accident Involving 15-Passenger Vans

A collision on Sunday, May 26, involving two 15-passenger vans led to emergency crews transporting 23 children and two adults with injuries to nearby hospitals. While the injuries were not life-threatening, local law enforcement are investigating the… Read More

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