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February 2012 Archives

Study predicts teen's probability of getting into car accidents

Teenagers can't wait until they get their driver's licenses, but parents are always a little nervous to turn the keys over. Now a recent study shows that parents should indeed be nervous especially if while their teen is driving, they turn too sharply or screech to a stop, because these things can predict whether your teen will crash the car in the future.

Does SafeZones program make construction zones safer?

The Maryland SafeZones program, now in its third year, seeks to slow down drivers in road construction work zones, which make the work zones safer for workers, drivers and passengers. The program uses laser technology and cameras mounted on mobile vehicles. Since inception, the program has issued 954,000 tickets, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Family pushes for tougher legislation for drivers

Bicycle-car accidents usually end in tragedy and that was the case for a Baltimore, Maryland, family last year that claimed the life of their 20-year-old son. Now, his family is pushing for tougher legislation for driving skills requirements during the Maryland General Assembly this session. The family is hoping that these changes could prevent future accidents.

Super Bowl Sunday brings festivity and...more auto accidents

It's that time of year again-game day has arrived. Family and friends will gather to celebrate and cheer on their favorite team during tomorrow's Super Bowl Sunday. However, party-goers should take extra special care when traversing the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a huge percentage of drunk-driving auto accidents occur on Super Bowl Sunday.

Parents less likely to use child safety seats when carpooling

In a recent survey of more than 650 parents, nearly one-fourth of respondents with children between the ages of four and eight admitted that they do not use a booster seat or other age-appropriate child safety seat. In addition, many of the parents who do use booster seats for their older children only do so because it is required by state law.

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