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Hands-free cellphones: A major form of distraction

In Maryland, and in many other states across the nation, it is illegal to talk on a hand-held cellphone while behind the wheel. This practice has led to more than 391,000 injuries and 3,450 deaths from distracted driving car accidents in 2016 alone. When people talk on their cellphones while driving, their minds cannot focus on the road and are slow to respond to any hazards that they may encounter. As a way to stay in compliance with the ban on hand-held cellphones, some drivers have started using hands-free cellular devices. Studies show, however, then even hands-free cellphones are a major source of cognitive distraction.

Is marijuana legalization increasing car accidents?

While marijuana for recreational use is not yet legal in Maryland, it is not too far-fetched to believe that it will be in the near future. With that in mind, there are things to learn from states where it already is completely legalized. One such learning experience states have is how marijuana affects the number of car accidents occurring.

What should you do after a car crash?

If you live or reside in Maryland and have gotten into a crash there, you'll have many things on your plate. Financial issues, police reports, potential court appearances, and of course, negotiating with your insurance. Wilson & Parlett, injury lawyers, are here to explain what you should focus on in the aftermath of a crash.

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.

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