As popularity of ride-sharing grows, safety concerns rise

Anytime troublesome events occur when using the increasingly popular ride-hailing — or ride-sharing — services, platforms such as Lyft and Uber see their safety policies face increased scrutiny.

Local effort aims at tackling the problem of juvenile fire starters

Kids have long had a fascination with fire. Most learn to respect it and the damage it can cause. But, there are some who don’t and, at times, it comes with tragic results. Local experts say while it’s difficult to track the numbers, their anecdotal evidence indicates there’s an increasing number of girls involved in an activity that was once primarily associated with males.

Gaithersburg Elementary School participates in National Walk to School Day

Students at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Montgomery County took part in National Walk to School Day, an event highlighting the health, environmental and safety benefits that come with walking to school.

Maryland hunters can soon wear pink, thanks to two sisters

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Thanks to the work of two novice hunters — young sisters from the Eastern Shore — Maryland hunters may soon be allowed to wear bright pink safety gear. Before taking a hunter safety class in October 2016,…

MDOT and SHA remind motorists safety is first during holiday travel

More than 1 million Marylanders are expected to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. And the Maryland Department of Transportation, together with the State Highway Administration, is reminding motorists to be extra careful for the sake of the drivers and the workers out on the road.

Prince George’s County Police offer “trunk or treat” as a safe trick-or-treating alternative

Despite the scary costumes and sugary candy, trick or treating is major concern to parents.The Prince George’s County Police Department worked to create a safer alternative this year.

DEADLY ROAD: MD Route 210 Has Taken Too Many Lives

Some refer to Maryland Route 210–Indian Head Highway–as the “highway of death.” So far this year the fatalities along the 20 mile road that stretches from the District of Columbia line to Charles County are double the number from last year. Now, police and residents are working to turn things around so the road is safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Pedestrian deaths on the rise nationally

Walking across the street is becoming more dangerous.

State and feds team up to promote work zone safety

The Maryland Department of Transportation along with the State High Administration teamed up with the U.S. Department of Transportation to kick off Work Zone Awareness Week.

Traffic safety advocates push for more laws for safer Maryland roads

WASHINGTON–Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety issue their annual report saying Maryland still has more work to do to improve safety on the roads for motorists and their passengers.

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