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Your loved one's untimely death demands action

There are many reasons why a person's driver's license might be suspended. One thing is certain in all of these cases -- the person shouldn't drive without a valid driver's license. In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of a fatal accident that involved a school bus driver who caused an accident. The driver had a suspended driver's license.

School bus driver in fatal crash had suspended license

The school bus driver received his letter back in September from the state Motor Vehicle Administration, informing him he was "no longer authorized" to operate his school bus, and that his license could be revoked if he didn't give authorities a medical clearance permitting him to drive.

Alleged drunk driver causes fatal accident involving children

Driving while intoxicated isn't something that should ever be done. People who drink and drive put themselves, everyone in their vehicle and the occupants of other vehicles on the road in danger. A recent accident in West Baltimore shows how devastating drunk driving accidents can be.

Pedestrian killed by city worker in hit-and-run crash

A Baltimore worker has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident after he allegedly struck a pedestrian with a city vehicle. The incident occurred on Aug. 15, and detectives are still working to determine exactly what happened. What is known is that the driver of the vehicle left the scene of the accident and failed to return.

Drunk driving death rate is lower in Maryland than in the nation

People who live in Maryland have one advantage that some other states don't have — when they get on the roads, they are less likely to be killed in a drunk driving accident. The death rate for drunk driving accidents is lower in Maryland than the nation as a whole across both genders and all age groups except one. Overall, the death rate for all ages is 2.7 out of 100,000 people in Maryland and 3.3 people per 100,000 nationally.

2015 was the deadliest year on American roads in years

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released data on fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2015. The results were sobering. This year was the deadliest year for American drivers and passengers since 2008, when 37,423 people were killed. In 2015, 35,200 people died in all types of traffic accidents, a 7.7 percent increase from 2014. Certain kinds of traffic deaths increased at even higher rates. For instance:

Distracted driving remains a killer

Statistics from two most recent years show no change in distracted driving deaths

In April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new report on distracted driving statistics from 2014. The results were not encouraging. In 2014, ten percent of fatal crashes and 18 percent of crashes causing injuries were the result of distracted driving. These percentages are exactly the same as 2013.

Total traffic fatalities up nationwide for first time in a decade

Pedestrian deaths have been on the rise since 2005 and that trend appears to be continuing. The Governors Highway Safety Association notes that it appears pedestrian deaths were up 10 percent in 2015. So far, the data that has been analyzed is that from the first half of 2015. If the data from the remaining portion of the year continues the same trend, this will be the largest increase in pedestrian deaths year-over-year since 1975.

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