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Time saved by speeding not worth the risk

It is human nature to step on the gas pedal when you are running behind. The thinking goes: I need to go faster, which gets me to my destination sooner. Now research says otherwise, particularly in urban environments. According to a study that examines time saved from driving faster versus risk involved, there is little empirical evidence of saving time in day-to-day urban driving, and a much higher risk of speed-related crashes that lead to injuries and death. The researcher examined naturalistic driving data collected from 106 drivers over a period of

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Maryland gains reputation as speed trap

Most Maryland drivers are aware of the fact that they no longer need to be pulled over to get a speeding ticket. According to a recent Washington Post article, the state issued 1.5 million tickets for speed camera violations for a total $62.2 million in fines. These cameras issue tickets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and are often set up near schools. The threshold for issuing a ticket is typically 12 miles over the speed limit. Speed cameras a huge moneymaker for local jurisdictions Most of these were issue on roads

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Shortage of truck drivers could lead to more crashes

Unemployment levels are at historic lows, but that is not necessarily always a good thing. The trucking industry is currently facing a crisis where there are conservatively estimated to be 63,000 open positions. This number is expected to double in the coming years. This will impact the economy because nearly every product manufactured and consumed will be freight in a truck at some point. But the other part of this equation is the fact that trucking companies are struggling to meet demands, which can mean overworked drivers getting pushed past legal limits

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July 4 still one of the most dangerous days on the road

Many assume that New Years Eve is the best night to stay off the roads to avoid drunk drivers. However, Americans love to celebrate July 4th with family and friends. This often leads to long days in the sun eating and having fun. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the fun turns tragic with the 4th being one of the most deadly of the year for drivers and their passengers due to drunk-driving crashes. The numbers According to a new report with the final results of the 2016 holiday, from July

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Why drivers can’t help being distracted

Most drivers understand that texting, using social media, playing a game or watching a video while driving is not safe behavior. Yet many still do it. The question is: Why? A recent study at the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction now has answers for us. According to founder David Greenfield, the addictive nature of smart phones with its bells and pings make it hard for the owner to ignore them even when driving. The study asserts that smart phones are affecting the circuitry of our brains, giving the body a euphoric

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Reckless driving is a crime in Maryland

It’s rush hour after work, and traffic is crawling. Except for one car: The driver is speeding, swerving between lanes and behaving irresponsibly to escape the traffic jam. This behavior is not just irresponsible—it is very dangerous. In addition to causing physical and psychological injuries and damaging property or other vehicles, reckless driving is against the law. Many Marylanders don’t realize this, but reckless driving is a crime in our state. In Maryland, it is a misdemeanor offense that is taken very seriously. Reckless driving in the State of Maryland

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Three common types of long-term injuries from car accidents

You have survived a serious car accident, but your troubles are not over yet. Even after the police arrive at the scene, you are transported to a hospital and your injuries are treated, there is a long way to go. Many car accidents—even small ones—have long-term consequences that you may have to deal with your whole life. The consequences of a car accident range from minor to severe. No matter how seemingly inconsequential, an injury can affect you for a long, long time. These are three of the most common long-term

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When pedestrians are hit by cars on interstate highways

When you are driving your car down a highway, you may sometimes see a pedestrian standing alongside their stranded car, walking along the shoulder or even trying to cross to the other side of the highway. There is a high level of danger for pedestrians on a highway. Being struck by a car traveling at high speeds can mean severe injury or death. Accidents that occur on the highway can cause serious injuries– and serious legal consequences. But if a pedestrian is hit by a car while on the highway, does

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When a car accident results in a head injury

Have you ever experienced an injury that seemed mild at first, but became more severe over time? This is the case for many people who sustain head injuries in car accidents. These injuries can take days, weeks or even months to appear. In fact, some survivors may not even realize how seriously they have been injured. Though head injuries vary widely in severity, even small ones can cause big problems. Memory loss, diminished cognitive abilities and long-term pain are just a few potential consequences for victims. What can cause a head injury

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Tailgating isn’t just annoying—it can cause accidents

Perhaps you have been driving on the highway, obeying the traffic laws and keeping your eyes on the road. The car behind you is getting closer and closer. Soon, its bumper is practically touching yours, and the driver doesn’t seem to care. Most of us have been tailgated when driving. Yes, it’s obnoxious—but more than that, it can also be dangerous. A recent study has shown that tailgaters are not just annoying. They can also cause traffic jams and serious accidents. The truth about traffic jams Recently, the Computer Science

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Attorney Steven H. Dorne

Attorney Steven H. Dorne is an accomplished lawyer who practices in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He brings more than 30 years of experience and a long record of success to each case. His law practice is distinguished by careful preparation and thorough analysis of each case.

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