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Maryland – One of America’s most densely populated states and a popular tourist destination with heavy traffic congestion

Home to the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area, Maryland sees millions of people on the road every day. While Maryland has a population of nearly 6 million on its own, the metro region, which directly impacts highway congestion, has a population topping 8 million. Both the metro area’s major biotechnology and defense contractor industries and tourists visiting the area for its rich history keep the small area’s many major roadways full:

Interstate 70 starts at a Baltimore park and ride and extends all the way to Cove Fort, Utah. Interstate 81 runs through Hagerstown. Interstate 83 has its southern terminus in Baltimore, a route for travelers from there to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.​ Interstate 95 is the east coast’s major highway, serving every major metropolitan area from Maine to Florida. It is the nation’s longest north-south interstate. ​Interstate 97: Known as an intrastate interstate, I-97 runs entirely within the state of Maryland and connects Baltimore and Annapolis. It connects Annapolis with Baltimore-Washington International  Airport (BWI). Interstate 195: Also known as Metropolitan Boulevard, Interstate 195 is just 4.71 miles long. It is the main connection between BWI and highways leading to Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. Interstate 270  is known as the Washington National Pike, and makes up the easternmost stretch of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Highway. Interstate 370 is know as a “spur” route of I-270. Interstate 395 - Also known as Cal Ripken Way, I-395 is an auxiliary route that connects I-95 with downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor neighborhood. Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) runs all the way around the nation’s capital through Virginia and Maryland.​ Interstate 595 connects Washington D.C. with Annapolis. Interstate 695 is officially named the McKeldin Beltway, but it’s popularly referred to as the Baltimore Beltway or simply 695. It extends all the way around the city of Baltimore. Interstate 795 links Baltimore’s northwest suburbs with the city. It is also known as the Northwest Expressway. Interstate 895 is known as the Harbor Tunnel Thruway. I-895 is a toll road that crosses the Patapsco River via the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.​

To support residents and visitors alike, the Maryland Department of Transportation provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, and traffic cameras.

The climate in Maryland is mild, ranging from the low mid-20s in January to the mid-80s in in July. While snowfalls do occur from time to time, local governments don’t keep a major fleet of plows, so traffic can become quite chaotic during inclement weather.

In Accident Data Center, find information on recent Maryland accidents here:

Baltimore Accidents: The largest city in Maryland and the second-largest mid-Atlantic seaport, Baltimore holds most of the state's population and is the major destination for tourists and business visitors. Home to the Orioles and Ravens, it is a major destination for MLB and NFL fans. It is also the location for the majority of motor vehicle crashes in the state. The Baltimore Metropolitan Area encompasses several counties in the state of Maryland, and accidents in these counties can be found here.

Salisbury Accidents: Historic Salisbury is the largest city in Maryland’s eastern shore region. It is the Wicomico County seat.

When someone is injured in an accident in Maryland, it is important to gather information about what happens next. Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling.

Where to find legal assistance after a Maryland injury accident After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Maryland injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Maryland wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Maryland injury attorney can do to help.

Legal and Other Resources and Information

Baltimore, MD

Landmark Changes in Maryland: General Assembly Adds Stricter Penalties for and Highest Court Rules There Is Civil Liability for

Along with not being able to provide alcohol to those under the age of 21, the addition to that section provides that parents can be criminally charged for providing alcohol to those underage if they knew or should have known that they would operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. Read more here about these important changes in the law.

Baltimore, MD

U.S. Government Declares Hoverboards to Be Unsafe

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has declared hoverboards unsafe after a months-long investigation into the safety hazards posed by the recent trend. According to the CPSC, from December 1st through February 17th, the agency received reports of 52 hoverboard fires that led to over $2 million in property damage. 

Learn more here about hoverboard injuries and what to do if you are injured using a hoverboard.

Baltimore, MD

“Move Over March” Implemented for Motorists in Maryland

The “Move Over” law requires drivers, approaching from the rear of an emergency vehicle using visual signals while stopped on the highway, to make a lane change into an available lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle when it is safe to do so. The law was expanded to included tow truck drivers in 2014. Police issued 8,000 citations once that change was made, officials said.

Baltimore, MD

Attorney Keith Franz on Latest Findings for Deadly Amtrak Train 188 Crash

February 8, 2016: Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz attorney Keith Franz joined ABC2 News in discussing the latest reports regarding the deadly Amtrak crash that occurred this past May. Franz mentioned, “We think there is very clear evidence from what NTSB reported in their factual findings and our investigation to establish that it was the engineer that was at fault for this crash.” Go here to read more about this fascinating analysis.

MADD-Maryland State Office

If you or a loved one has been affected by drunk driving, MADD is here to help. VICTIM/SURVIVOR 24-Hour Help Line 877.MADD.HELP

Maryland DOT Department of Transportation

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is an organization comprised of five business units and one Authority. They are: The Secretary's Office, State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. This unique approach provides the state’s leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation.

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