Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Potential Risks Associated with Anesthesia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that the use of certain types of anesthesia and sedatives could have a negative effect on the neurodevelopment of children under the age of three. The FDA found that in animal and human studies when certain types of anesthesia or sedative drugs were used for

Speeding Car Causes Four Fatalities in Westminster

A speeding car hit another car, which caused four fatalities on Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:12 pm, the fatal car accident occurred in Westminster, Maryland when a car engaging in excessive speed hit another car head-on, which fatally injured the three occupants. The driver of the speeding car also sustained a fatality in the crash. Speeding

Greater Seat Belt Use Needed in Rural Areas

Seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent serious injuries in the event of a car accident. Front and rear seat passengers should wear their seat belts at all times in order to avoid serious injuries. Unfortunately, not everyone follows this rule. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles

It is just a matter of time before self-driving cars are going to be sharing the road with driver operated vehicles. In fact, some predict that they will eventually replace driver operated vehicles altogether. As manufacturers continue to fine tune and perfect this new technology, the auto insurance industry must figure out how to insure

Multi-Vehicle Collision in Finksburg Causes Personal Injuries

On Monday morning, a multi-vehicle collision occurred in Finksburg, Maryland. The accident took place around 8 am when a pickup truck crossed the center line, and struck a dump truck head-on. After the first crash between the trucks, a chain reaction crash, involving four other vehicles, ensued behind the dump truck. The driver of the

Speed and Red Light Cameras Met With Mixed Response

Baltimore officials recently announced that they would be expanding the number of speed detection and red-light cameras throughout the city in an effort to reduce speeding and create safer streets and neighborhoods. The number of locations where the cameras will be installed will almost double. While some community officials support the expansion, others question whether

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lack of Adequate Rest Stops Puts Truck Drivers at Risk

Driving a commercial truck for a living can be stressful, lonely, and exhausting, particularly when there are not enough safe places for the driver to pull over and rest. Rest stops should have ample parking and provide a well-lit place to rest that is a short distance from the truck route. A study recently conducted