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How to drive safely over the holiday season

Many Maryland motorists will find themselves on the road this holiday season. While traveling can be fun, it’s also important that you take the proper steps to prevent serious accidents from occurring. The following tips will help you do just that, thereby ensuring you arrive to your destination safe and sound.

Defensive driving may protect you from a head-on collision

When you are driving your daily commute in Maryland, it may be easy to become distracted or to fall into your day-to-day thoughts and routine and merely go through the motions of driving. However, it is imperative that you stay alert and vigilant to recognize hazards on the road that could instantly turn dangerous if you do not react with confidence. While some accidents are inevitable, others can be avoided entirely if you are careful and plan to be prepared for the unexpected. At Wilson & Parlett Injury Lawyers, we have helped many people to cope with the aftermath of severe car accidents. 

Rollover crash injures mother and 4 children

Because danger can sometimes be completely inevitable and unavoidable, it is critical that people pay attention when they are driving so they can safely navigate hazards before they turn into a serious threat. Even if they are unable to completely prevent their car from crashing, they may be able to at the very least, keep the accident from being any worse. For many motorists in Maryland, the commitment to drive safely is a priority, but it is still important to plan ahead for the unexpected risks of driving. 

How can I be a better driver?

It’s important for Upper Marlboro drivers to adhere to safe driving practices. However, even seasoned drivers neglect important points from time to time, either by behaving carelessly or failing to follow the pertinent rules and regulations. Business Insider offers the following tips, which can help drivers both new and old.

How to Drive Safely in Poor Weather Conditions

Wind and rain storms can pose quite a few risks to Maryland motorists. When faced with inclement weather, drivers must utilize safe practices to preserve their safety as well as the safety of others who share the road with them. If you have questions about how to properly navigate stormy conditions in your vehicle, Travelers provides the following answers.

What Should I Do When Involved in a Car Accident?

Even the safest Maryland drivers may find themselves faced with an accident from time to time. If this happens to you knowing how to handle the situation is of the utmost importance, from both a safety perspective as well as a legal one. To better prepare you, Esurance.com offers the following advice to drivers so they can be sure to react appropriately when involved in an accident.

When someone suffers a heart attack while driving

Roads can be dangerous for different reasons, from the intentional and reckless behavior of negligent drivers to weather-related events that create risks on the road (snow, fog, ice, etc.). However, there are far more reasons why motor vehicle crashes take place, such as those caused by health conditions. Among the many health conditions that can lead to a traffic collision, it is very dangerous for everyone on the road when a driver suffers a heart attack while behind the wheel. Heart attacks can cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle, crossing over into another lane, colliding with a vehicle in front of them, or driving off of the road altogether.

3 teens involved in serious car accident in Bowie

Every time one steps into a vehicle driven by another in Upper Marlboro, he or she is entrusting (either knowingly or inadvertently) his or her safety to that driver. By extension, so is his or her family. Thus, when passengers are killed or injured in car accidents, they and/or their families may be placed in the difficult position of having to make the drivers legally liable for the outcome. This may not be by choice; the need for monetary assistance to cover their accident expenses may require them to do so. 

What are the cell phone driving laws in Maryland?

Maryland has been kicking up its efforts to curb highway auto accidents in recent years with distracted driving becoming a major focus. According to the state's Moving Vehicle Administration, distracted driving is responsible for an average of 27,000 injuries and fatalities annually with cell phone use being a common variable.

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