When was the last time you drove distracted? Like most states, Maryland has passed laws banning texting while driving, and has even joined 13 other states in banning the use of handheld cellphones behind the wheel. Because such acts are now illegal while driving, many Marylanders would be reluctant to admit that they still text or use their handheld cellphones.
Since the invention of the automobile, dedicated thinkers have been working on ways to make motor vehicles safer and more reliable. Basic safety features like seat belts and air bags are often taken for granted. But in the grand scheme of things, they have not been around for very long.
The best advice in the world is useless if it goes unheeded. Most parents have learned this frustrating lesson the hard way. But it is not just children who fail to take good advice – many adults are guilty of this as well, and we all pay the consequences.
Because of the cold and snowy winter we’re having, most motorcycle owners in Maryland have put their bikes away for the season. When they come back out again in the spring and summer, one surprising group of riders will have a higher-than-normal risk of a fatal motorcycle accident.