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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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Fatal Baltimore Pedestrian Accident Occurs Near City Hall

  • May 1, 2013
  • Pedestrian Accidents
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A 28-year-old Baltimore man was killed in a Maryland car accident when a vehicle exited the interstate and struck him outside City Hall. According to a news report in The Baltimore Sun, a 43-year-old driver coming off Interstate 83 fatally struck the 28-year-old city worker. Prosecutors are waiting for the investigation to be completed before
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Man Dead in Christmas Eve Pedestrian Accident in Edgemere

  • December 28, 2011
  • Pedestrian Accidents
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The Baltimore Sun reports that a Baltimore resident was killed in a pedestrian accident on Christmas Eve. The man was reportedly leaving a store and was trying to cross the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway on December 24 around 7:45 p.m. The victim was then struck by an oncoming SUV near the intersection of
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