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    School buses are the safest way for children to travel to and from school. However, the process of boarding and exiting the bus can be dangerous. Much of the responsibility for ensuring children can board and exit the bus safely falls on the shoulders of drivers, but there are also steps that parents or caregivers…

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    We’ve all been there. We see the school bus slowing down, yellow lights flashing, and we panic. Do I stop? Do I keep going? Am I even supposed to stop from this direction? No matter how long you’ve been driving, chances are you’ve been in a position where you questioned your own knowledge about school…

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    School buses are the safest way for children to get to school. Still, children are especially vulnerable as they get on and off the bus. In Maryland, bus safety laws are in place to help drivers safely navigate the roads where children might be crossing. Maryland School Bus Laws Though school buses are designed to…

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    What is the best motorcycle lane position? The short answer is that it depends on the situation. It’s a choice that requires quick thinking. You must adapt to keep yourself out of danger as you encounter new conditions with every passing mile. Here, we discuss some of the factors involved in choosing a safe lane…

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    Motorcycle operators are subject to all the same basic rules of the road as other drivers. Motorcyclists must follow all traffic signals, obey the speed limit, and adhere to the rules that define right-of-way. Motorcycles pose some additional safety challenges, however, so there are several extra laws in place to protect riders. Here, we’ll cover…

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    Each year in Maryland, more than 70 motorcycle riders and passengers are killed in traffic crashes and nearly 1,200 are injured. Motorcycle crashes account for approximately 12% of crashes on Maryland roads. Most often, drivers say they didn’t see the motorcycle in time, if they saw them at all. Certainly, driving defensively is the responsibility…

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    Thanks to the introduction of mandatory seat belt laws and safety campaigns such as Click It or Ticket, seat belt use in the United States has reached an all-time high in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that compliance is now up to 90.4% across the United States. This is up from…

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    We begin teaching kids to look both ways before crossing the street long before they’re independent enough to do it on their own. What else should we teach them about staying safe while walking? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child pedestrian safety should cover: Walking near traffic Crossing the street Intersection crossing…

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    The margin for error in a crash is slim for motorcyclists. Wearing the right helmet can mean the difference between life and death. Maryland motorcycle safety laws require that all riders wear helmets. Helmets must meet specific safety standards defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Here, we discuss how to choose the best…

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    Cell phones are one of the biggest causes of distracted driving. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. Over the past five years in Maryland, there have been nearly 26,000 injuries…