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Weekend Roundup: Let’s Hear It For Maryland Drivers

We have a clear data point in the ongoing debate of whether Maryland or Virginia drivers are worse. In a study Forbes released last week ranking the states with the most aggressive drivers, Maryland prevailed, ranking seventh out of 50 states. Metrics included whether drivers had been honked at, whether they’ve received a rude gesture from a fellow driver, and if they know someone who had been injured due to a road rage incident.

Virginia ranked 44th and the District was unranked (another consequence of not being a state!).

Over the weekend, Maryland officials dealt with fatal crashes in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The Montgomery crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on I-270 in Rockville. After a Tesla rear-ended a Toyota minivan, a third car hit the Toyota, killing one of the van’s passengers and seriously injuring two others. 

In Prince George’s County, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run on Indian Head Highway (Route 210) in Oxon Hill, just south of the District line. The driver did not stay on the scene and county officials are trying to find out more details about the incident. Less than two weeks ago, a cyclist was struck and killed on another portion of Indian Head Highway. 

Votes Magotes

Tomorrow is technically National Voter Registration Day, but the D.C. Board of Elections is kicking things off early with voter registration events at Roosevelt High School and at Gallaudet University. More events follow tomorrow, including a celebration on the roof of MLK Library featuring family activities and a go-go concert.

Also, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen held a hearing last Friday on a bill that would mail ballots to people who the city knows are eligible to vote in D.C. even if they’re not registered. Using records from the Department of Motor Vehicles and other agencies, D.C. would keep a list of people who are “preapproved,” as determined by the Board of Elections.

Another way to get in the voting spirit? Vote in City Paper’s annual Best of D.C. contest. The ballot is open now, so click over, and tell us about your favorite people, places, and things in greater D.C.

Caroline Jones (tips? cjones@washingtoncitypaper.com)

By City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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