Traffic

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …


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AAA: COVID-19 restrictions ease as ‘100 deadliest days’ begin for nation’s teen drivers

TOWSON, MD—As motorists return to the road during eased travel restrictions, so begins the season when teen drivers are most at risk, according to AAA. The combination of schools closed, activities curtailed, summer jobs canceled, and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, could prove deadly as teens take to the road this summer. AAA recommends that now is a good time for …


AAA: Red light running deaths hit 10-year high

TOWSON, MD –– More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers blowing through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017 – representing a 10-year high and a …

MDTA Police to conduct unsecured load enforcement

BALTIMORE, MD – In coordination with other law enforcement agencies across the country, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will participate in the “Secure Your Load” safety campaign on Thursday, June 6th. The MDTA Police will increase its patrols that are on the lookout for vehicles with unsafe and unsecured loads. These high-visibility enforcement initiatives also will educate the public …