Addressing the Problem of Traffic Fatalities in Maryland and the United States as a Whole

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New book is a research study that seeks to make the roadways safer for everyone.

Traffic fatalities in the State of Maryland have been on the increase yearly—making safety experts wonder if there would ever be a solution to the problem. In Montgomery County, pedestrians and teen drivers’ fatalities got the most attention. Author Isaac Vodi, BSc., MBA addresses this serious problem in A Study of Traffic Fatalities in Maryland, published through Xlibris.

A Study of Traffic Fatalities in Maryland is a research study addressing traffic fatalities in Maryland with special reference to Montgomery County and also in the United States as a whole. It covers a five-year period and reveals the bizarre nature of collisions and crashes. Each year, over six hundred people die in traffic related crashes in Maryland alone. Safety experts agree that it is a major problem—people dying needlessly, especially, teenagers—the future leaders of the State—constitute the highest percentage of the fatalities. Yet efforts to reduce the fatalities have failed to make any significant impact.

Driving in America today is overwhelming—due to rapid population growth, new technologies and equipment in vehicles, over 150 million registered vehicles on the roadways, and impact of alcohol and drugs. Over 57,000 under the age eighteen are licensed each year in Maryland. Young drivers outnumber, out-crash, and die more frequently than any other age group. Something drastic has to be done—all motorists and non-motorists have roles to play.

The author emphasizes that driver’s education and driver improvement programs need new strategies and tactics on traffic safety. He recommends “Fifteen Commandments”—reasons for traffic violations and crashes for every motorist and non-motorist to study to reduce risk factors. Through this book—A Study of Traffic Fatalities in Maryland—the author hopes to raise awareness in a concentric circle—County, State, National and International levels.

This book will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in San Diego, California, on November 12-15, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
A Ghanaian-American, Isaac Vodi received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from University of Maryland, University College, while his Master’s degree in Marketing is from Strayer University. Before coming to America in 1978, he worked as bilingual secretary (English-French) at Air Afrique, Accra. He completed High School at Axim in 1969. He simultaneously received secretarial training at Accra Polytechnic while studying French at Ghana Institute of Languages, Accra. He owns Riteway Driving School in Maryland and thinks Organ Donation Program fuels traffic fatalities. He is also the Treasurer and Elder at Universal Evangelical Church, USA, Silver Spring, MD.

With Special Reference to Montgomery County: Toward Making Our Roads Safer
Publication Date: July 21, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 154 pages; 978-1-4535-0352-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 154 pages; 978-1-4535-0353-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0354-6

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