Archive for March 2016

“Move Over March” Implemented for Motorists in Maryland

The Maryland State Police is conducting a safety initiative called “Move Over March” in Western Maryland, in light of an accident that occurred last Tuesday, March 1, 2016. A Maryland Transportation Authority officer was hit by a car as he stood on the shoulder of the road, talking to two people. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries and, released later that night­. The “Move…

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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. The CPSC sent an official notice to retailers, manufacturers and importers, containing new hoverboard safety standards. The Commission noted…

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