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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)

  • A bill that would offer more services for victims of crime, backed primarily by Allen, is advancing. The legislation would send violence interrupters to hospitals to work directly with victims, expand eligibility for existing aid programs, and more. [WUSA]
  • D.C.’s methane gas lines are “notoriously leaky,” prompting environmentalists to press for the full phase-out of natural gas in the city. Advocates are particularly concerned that Washington Gas is pressing ahead with plans to replace its gas lines instead of moving to electric infrastructure. [DC Line]
  • Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau publicly endorsed At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman Friday, making her one of the first elected officials to weigh in on the heated at-large race. Other recent, big-name endorsements include Greater Greater Washington (it backed both Silverman and Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie) and the Washington Teachers’ Union (which picked Silverman and Karim Marshall). [Twitter, GGWash]

By Alex Koma (tips? akoma@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. pubs are showing the Queen’s funeral today. Most started at 5:30 a.m. and will continue into the afternoon and evening. [WJLA]
  • Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson stocked more than 30 bottles of liquor in his office liquor cabinet. The Man forced him to dismantle his bar, but DCist’s Rebecca Cooper has a possible drink menu for “Club Casey,” including a “Manhattan-ization” with a secret ingredient: developers’ tears. [DCist]
  • Capitol Square Bar & Grill opens in Northeast from nonprofit exec and government contractor Dr. Ogay Irono and Immanuel Irono. [Eater]

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

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  • It’s Banned Book Week, and DC Public Library is celebrating all the often-silenced voices of Black and LGBTQIA people. [Twitter]
  • What’s your favorite? The Air and Space Museum has released five anonymous design proposals for the forthcoming Bezos Learning Center, and we can all provide feedback through the end of today. [DCist]

By Sarah Marloff (tips? smarloff@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Since 2008, when Nats Park opened, it has been operating under conditional certificates of occupancy. Events DC, which owns the park, was supposed to build out 46,000 square feet of retail, services, entertainment, or arts space to obtain a permanent certificate, but have so far failed to do so. DCRA reluctantly agreed to issue another conditional certificate, but their patience is being tested. [Twitter, Fox5, WBJ]
  • MLS is investigating D.C. United forward Taxi Fountas for allegedly using a racial slur in reference to Inter Miami defender Damion Lowe. Fountas allegedly uttered the n-word after scoring a game-tying goal and was later taken out of the game. DCU lost 3-2 in stoppage time. [Post, AP]
  • The Commanders lost a “winnable” game to the Detroit Lions (!) on Sunday. So much for that 6-1 start to the season. [Hogs Haven]

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

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