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Fatal Pedestrian Crashes and SUVs

  • June 11, 2018
  • Auto Accidents
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Increasingly, pedestrians are being killed by SUVs instead of by passenger cars such as sedans and hatchbacks. In the last decade, the rate of pedestrian deaths in SUV collisions has shot up 81 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS also noted in their 2018 study that high-horsepower vehicles, like
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Preventing Pedestrian Deaths with Optical Illusions

  • January 16, 2018
  • Pedestrian Accidents
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Pedestrian deaths have not decreased in recent years, despite expectations that they might because of a general down-trend in traffic fatalities. From 2003 through 2012, 47,025 persons on foot died across our nation. These deaths represented 12.3 percent of all traffic fatalities over the decade. But in 2012 alone, 15 percent of all traffic fatalities
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Crosswalks: How Safe Are You?

  • April 28, 2017
  • Pedestrian Accidents
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Crosswalks can give us an inflated sense of security because we believe that cars will automatically stop when we are standing in one. In many locations, the law says that cars are supposed to stop for persons in a crosswalk. In marked crosswalks in Maryland, that is the law. But other situations exist where vehicles
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Watching Traffic Like a HAWK

  • April 24, 2017
  • Bicycle Accidents
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Earlier in 2017, the Maryland state legislature was considering bills that would have increased safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in our state, calling for special traffic signals where trails intersect state highways. On such roads, vehicles often travel faster than 45 mph in the areas with crossings used by both pedestrians and cyclists. One problematic
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Don’t Let Your Kids Be Pedtextrians

  • August 10, 2016
  • Pedestrian Accidents
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We’re heading into the time of year when the sweet days of summer give way to hectic school days. And with this change comes renewed anxieties about keeping our kids safe, especially as they travel to and from school. If your child carries a cell phone, they—and maybe even you—may need to be educated on
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Walk This Way? No.

  • April 1, 2016
  • Auto Accidents
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Distracted Driving Awareness Month happens during April every year, and the National Safety Council’s latest campaign wants you to put down that device and #TakeBackYourDrive. Not only that, the NSC wants you to take back your walk, too, if you are one of the people who likes to text or talk on the phone while
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Resolving To Drive Safely In 2015

  • December 23, 2014
  • Accidents
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As New Year’s Day approaches, many of us look back at the past year and resolve to do things a little differently over the next twelve months. Less red meat, more fish and veggies. Less lounging, more working out. Less angst, more peace. It’s a good time, too, to resolve to give up some behaviors
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Road Shoulders Can Be Deadly

  • June 19, 2014
  • Accidents
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The family and friends of a 24-year-old Baltimore woman are mourning her death on Friday, June 13. Jamie Roberts, a Catholic University basketball coach, was part of a group on a cross-country charity bicycle ride, “4-K for Cancer,” from Baltimore to Portland. Having left Baltimore on June 1, the bicyclists were on a state highway
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UMD College Student Pedestrian Accidents

  • May 9, 2014
  • Accidents
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One stretch of Route 1 in College Park, Maryland, has become deadly for University of Maryland students trying to cross the four-lane highway. Within the past ten months there have been four serious pedestrian traffic accidents there, two of them fatal, prompting the President of the University to write an online letter to the community
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  • February 11, 2014
  • Accidents
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In the midst of a lot of nasty winter weather, we’ve been reminded of how dangerous roads can be for drivers. Black ice, snow, freezing rain, downed power lines, traffic signal outages – all of these can spell disaster for those on the roads around Baltimore. But a recent accident demonstrates the dangers pedestrians face
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