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News From NHTSA

  • February 20, 2015
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It’s time for some good news… In January, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the results of their research into the effectiveness of the many life-saving technologies that have been introduced in motor vehicles in the 50+ years between 1960 and 2012. In summary, they found that the fatality rate per vehicle mile
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“It Was A Dark And Stormy Night . . .”

  • January 29, 2015
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We’re barely past the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. On January 30, Baltimore will have only 10 hours of daylight, and even by the end of the first quarter that will increase to only 12.5 hours. That means a lot of us are likely to be doing most of our driving in
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Big Brother is Riding With You

  • May 28, 2014
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George Orwell’s classic science fiction novel 1984 has in many ways come to seem prophetic. The recent controversy stirred up about the NSA’s tracking of cellphone usage has spurred comparisons to Orwell’s Big Brother, the entity controlling the populace by constantly reminding them that “Big Brother is watching you.” No matter which side of the
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Tired Of Potholes?

  • March 24, 2014
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Do any of you remember a TV commercial that warned, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!” We think somebody must really have ticked off the old lady, because she has certainly not been nice to us this winter. One source says that, as of March 15, Baltimore had gotten 30.7 inches of snow, compared
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You’ve just been in a Maryland car wreck and if you’ve taken my advice, you’ve immediately written down the other driver’s tag number and have called the police. I now want you to safely exit your vehicle and approach the other vehicle. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL YOU’VE MOVED YOUR CAR OUT
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DON'T WAIT LONG AFTER MARYLAND CAR COLLISION TO CALL POLICE

  • February 13, 2008
  • Auto Accidents
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In my last blog entry, I wrote that it is imperative to write down the other driver’s tag number immediately after you’ve been involved in a Maryland Automobile Accident. The very next thing I want you to do is to call 911. I know you’re saying to yourself, “Duh Steve, everyone knows to call the
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The number one thing to do immediately after a Maryland automobile accident is to write down the other driver’s license tag number. I don’t care if you have to pull lipstick out of your pocketbook and write the number on a Styrofoam cup, scribble it in pen on your arm, or ask the paramedic to
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