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The price of gas shot up at a record pace during the first two months of the year, but drivers haven't heard clear reasons why or when the spike may end.
A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.
Prices in the D.C. metro region and around the country are about the same as last Thanksgiving, but much higher in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
One new Maryland law requires drivers to stop at dark intersections. The other changes the requirements involving child safety seats.
Even though there were eight days with temperatures over 100 degrees and 52 days over 90 degrees in 2012 -- making it the third hottest summer on record -- the region only had three Code Red days and 16 Code Orange days.
Buried in the $85 billion budget package approved by the General Assembly late Wednesday is a provision that bans local towns from setting up interstate speed traps just to collect revenue.
"All you have to do is look across the river at Virginia, they're busy with a multi-billion dollar program of Beltway expansion, then you cross into Maryland -- nothing," says Lon Anderson, oresident of AAA Mid-Atlantic.