When we take to the road, we expect other drivers to be responsible behind the wheel. However, dangerous factors such as speeding, texting and driving and driving under the influence continue to present hazards on our roadways. We preach safety and responsibility and write tickets to drivers who break the law, but sometimes it still isn't enough to prevent an accident.
Some Baltimore residents may recall the terrible drunk driving accident that occurred in Ocean City last May. Over Memorial Day weekend last year, a 22-year-old Towson University student was hit by a drunk driver while he was crossing the street.
More than 40 states hold businesses partially accountable for drunk driving accidents when crashes are caused by patrons who are over-served alcohol by businesses. However, Maryland is not one of those states.