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New Maryland Drunk Driving Law in Effect October 1st

The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, otherwise known as Noah’s Law, went into effect across Maryland on Oct. 1. State officials aim to improve roadway safety with this law, as well as a number of others that went into effect the same day. Noah’s… Read More

Two Police Officers Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car on I-295

Two Metropolitan Police Department officers were transported to the hospital in serious condition Monday after being struck by a vehicle while helping the driver of another car. The officers were out of their vehicle assisting the driver of a disabled… Read More

Maryland Officials Declare Positive Safety Results from Traffic Safety Initiatives

The Maryland State Police has announced a successful conclusion to several safety initiative campaigns aimed at decreasing traffic collisions and enforcing traffic laws over the Labor Day Weekend and throughout the first week of September. Since the… Read More

NHTSA Proposes Speed Limiters for Trucks

In a recent announcement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have proposed a new rule that would mandate heavy duty trucks be installed with devices that would cap their maximum… Read More

Traffic Deaths Jump Nine Percent in First Half of 2016

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 19,100 people have died in automobile accidents on U.S. roads in the first six months of 2016 – up nine percent over the same period last year and 18 percent over the same period in 2014. From January through… Read More

Natural Gas Explosion Confirmed as Cause of Silver Spring Apartment Blast

Investigators have confirmed that the violent explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring on Aug. 10 was caused by natural gas. The explosion killed seven people and injured about 40. After conducting 100 interviews with witnesses,… Read More

Explosion in Silver Spring Apartment Complex

Español Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. A huge fire and explosion rocked the Apartments and knocked them to the ground. As of 10 a.m., about 30 people were taken to the hospital with injuries,… Read More

Thousands of Maryland Lead-Free Certifications May Be Incorrect

According to the state Department of the Environment, thousands of Maryland homes that were previously identified as lead-free, may actually be contaminated with the toxic element. The Maryland Department of the Environment, along with the Environmental… Read More

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

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