Red lights on traffic signals are not polite suggestions to stop if you have time. Stopping at a red light is the law in every state across the country. However, despite this fact, studies show at least two people die every day in accidents involving red-light runners.
More than 900 children have died in the United States from vehicular heatstroke, approximately nine every day. In 2018, our country saw the highest number of hot car deaths in the past two decades, with a total of 52 lives lost. According to KidsandCars.org, Americans have already seen 26 hot car deaths this year, and five of them occurred in just the last week.
A horrifying vehicle accident in New Hampshire last week left seven motorcyclists dead after they collided with a pickup truck towing a commercial trailer. According to BostonHerald.com, the 23-year-old driver of the pickup truck was charged with seven counts of homicide for allegedly driving “erratically and across the double-yellow centerline.” Shockingly, just two weeks before the crash, the same truck driver was charged with flipping an 18-wheeler in Texas under the influence and in possession of drugs. He was also arrested in Connecticut on May 2019 after failing a sobriety test and had his license temporarily suspended in 2013 for drunk driving.
The end of Memorial Day weekend means that summer is right around the corner. Unfortunately, it is also the dreadful beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days. According to the AAA, fatal accidents involving teen drivers increase by 14 percent in the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In 2016, 1,050 people were killed in vehicle crashes during this time- an average of 10 people per day.
This week, Uber joined the growing number of dockless scooter programs and launched 300 new JUMP electric scooters in Baltimore. According to The Baltimore Sun, Uber snagged the chance at becoming the city's new hit ride, offering rentals at only 15 cents per minute with no unlocking fee while other competitors recently doubled their prices.
Maryland bridges are not as safe as we’d like to believe. Over 300 bridges in the state are classified as structurally deficient according to a new report published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and some of these bridges are traveled by millions of vehicle every day.