Maryland Highway Safety Foundation

The purpose of speed cameras

The purpose of speed cameras

Our view: In two years, work zone speed cameras have ticketed thousands — and reduced the incidence of speeding and crashes in the process

Why we should ban drivers from using portable electronic devices

Why we should ban drivers from using portable electronic devices

By Deborah A.P. Hersman, Published: December 15

An AAA Mid-Atlantic survey of drivers in the Washington region published last week found that more than 200,000 people drive on the Capital Beltway every day.

Teen Safe Driving 101 - 10 Common Teen Driver Mistakes

Teen Safe Driving 101 - 10 Common Teen Driver Mistakes

Survey: Texting and driving a bad mix, but many do it

Monday, October 3, 2011

Survey: Texting and driving a bad mix, one many drivers admit to doing by C. Benjamin Ford
Staff Writer

Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do

Produced with funding from State Farm®, this report reviews and summarizes distracted driving research for states as they consider distracted driving countermeasures.

Cuomo OKs texting-driving bill allowing cop stops

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state to drivers: "ST&D."

That texting abbreviation for "stop texting and drive" became law Tuesday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will allow police to stop and ticket drivers they see texting on the road, even when that's the only apparent violation.

Previously, police could only cite a driver for the traffic violation of distracted driving if they were stopped primarily for another offense, such as speeding.

Maryland sees sharp decline in deaths and injuries after tightening teen driving laws in 2009

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Serious crashes involving the youngest drivers have dropped significantly since Maryland tightened teen driving laws in 2009.

According to preliminary state data obtained by The Capital last week, teen fatalities dropped 25 percent, from 48 deaths in 2009 to 36 in 2010. And teen injuries fell by 17 percent, from 5,479 in 2009 to 4,543 in 2010.

While overall fatalities on Maryland’s roads also dropped from 2009 to 2010, officials said the declines weren’t as dramatic as in the teen statistics.

Minnesota's New DWI Law Takes Effect Friday On July 1, 2011

On July 1, 2011 stronger DWI sanctions will be implemented—requiring many DWI offenders to have ignition interlocks installed in vehicles to regain driving privileges.

Several bills passed during the 2010 and 2011 legislative sessions that will take effect on July 1, 2011. And one of those laws will change the procedure that allows some DWI offenders to get back behind the wheel.

Oregon House Passes Interlock Bill

The Oregon House passed HB 3075, which will make roads safer by requiring first time DUII offenders to install an ignition interlock device as a condition of their diversion agreement.

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