4 Blog Posts From the MARYLAND Tag


The aggressive driver in the mirror

A strange legal fight has been raging in federal courts, as judges answer questions like “is robbery a violent crime?” The answer is often “no”, for the same reason you can be convicted of “aggressive driving” without doing anything out of the ordinary. When Congress prescribed extra punishment for people with a prior conviction for […]

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

Vehicle Emissions Standards—Now What?

The long awaited but not too surprising ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week on turning back the Obama era CAFÉ Standards seems to have confused the issue even more. At issue: by 2025, automakers who want to sell new cars to American consumers must boost a corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) to […]

March, 2017 speed limit news roundup

There is a good amount of speed-related legislative activity this spring. The Arkansas legislature quickly approved HB 2057, intended to raise freeway speed limits to 75 and two lane speed limits to 65. It is unclear if freeway speed limits will actually increase. The Highway Commission already had authority to raise speed limits and did […]

Misplaced priorities

A young man from Maryland will plead guilty to manslaughter for killing three people by driving 115 mph towards an intersection where a car pulled out. He had a prior conviction for bad driving, but it was lost in a sea of hundreds of thousands of minor offenses. In Maryland, running a stop sign and […]