You were out and about, driving down a road you travel on a daily basis. On your way home, red and blue lights started flashing behind you. You pulled over like you should, interacted with the Maryland police officer and, at his or her request, agreed to take a Breathalyzer test. You must comply, right? Well, complying resulted in a failed test and your arrest.
You have just been taken into custody for drinking and driving and you cannot stop worrying about how this incident will affect you in the short term and long term. Will your face appear in the local news, and will you lose your job or have trouble landing another job in the future?
A motor vehicle accident can take place without a moment's notice and under a variety of circumstances, each of which could place your safety at risk. With prevalent causes such as distracted and drunk driving, you may have concern for your health while out driving on Maryland roads.
Make no mistake about it—distracted driving is a major hazard on Maryland roadways. While state laws prohibit driving while operating a cell phone without a hands-free device, the truth is that vehicles present several other forms of distraction that the law doesn’t always account for.
The news that recreational marijuana is now legal in California may lead some people to think getting caught with marijuana in Maryland can’t be so bad.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a crash in which the other driver was drunk or otherwise impaired?
You walk down the street all the time. You pay attention to your surroundings, but you are also complacent. You have walked down and across the street your entire life. You know how a crosswalk works. You are also familiar with the saying that pedestrians have the right-of-way. When the crosswalk changes from the hand symbol into the walking symbol, you know that is your cue to go. These factors can give you a sense of security. Unfortunately, accidents in crosswalks can happen.