Gas prices rise on surprise OPEC announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—OPEC’s announcement last weekend that it will cut production by over a million barrels per day starting in a month took the oil market by surprise. In response, crude immediately surged well above $80 a barrel, although it has since struggled to stay above that mark. Meanwhile, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose seven cents […]

Maryland State Police to focus on distracted driving during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PIKESVILLE, MD—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Maryland State Police are reminding motorists of the dangers of being on the road and not paying attention. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office, more than 24,000 people are injured and 200 others die each year on Maryland roads as a result of […]

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each […]

Governor Hogan proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, expanded law takes effect on Saturday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared October as Move Over Awareness Month in recognition of an expanded law taking effect on Saturday to protect all road users. “Moving over and slowing down when passing a vehicle stopped on the highway isn’t just a matter of following the law—it is about saving lives,” said Governor Hogan. “This is especially critical to […]

More Americans to hit the road this summer even as gas prices hit new record highs

BALTIMORE, MD—GasBuddy has released the results of its annual summer travel survey revealing that, even with record high gasoline prices, 58% of Americans intend to road trip this summer, a rise from last summer, when gas prices were nearly $1.50 per gallon lower. While the high prices may not stand in the way of Americans summer travel plans, nearly two-thirds […]