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Traffic Safety

Over the past five years in Maryland, nearly 800 people have been killed in crashes involving an impaired driver. Approximately one-third of all crash deaths in Maryland involve drunk drivers. These are the deaths of our loved ones, friends, co-workers and community members.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police are out enforcing impaired driving laws. If you are impaired behind the wheel, you will be arrested. Drive sober or get pulled over.

A DUI charge in Maryland can lead to license suspensions, ignition interlock devices for every car you drive, court costs, and jail time. Try impressing a date or co-workers with that. Or better yet, try explaining that to your kids.

Keeping Marylanders safe on our roadways is a priority for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. By implementing traffic enforcement initiatives on impaired driving, seat belt use, aggressive driving, distracted driving and work zone safety, the MDTA Police are improving safety on our roads for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The MDTA Police’s goal is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes. The MDTA Police support Maryland’s Zero Deaths campaign – a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadway. For more information, visit zerodeathsmd.gov.

 

 

Watching the game? Plan for a sober ride. MDTA Police are enforcing impaired driving laws.

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MDTA Police remind motorists that a few simple steps can save lives:
Buckle Up: Every Seat, Every Time.  Seat belts are one of the best ways to protect drivers and passengers in a crash.
Slow Down. Many crashes occur when drivers exceed the speed limit or drive too fast for the conditions. Leave a few minutes early and take some extra time to get to your destination.
Make a Plan.  Designate a sober driver, be the sober driver or make a plan for a safe and sober ride home through a taxi, a rideshare service or public transportation.
Share the Road. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians must look up and look out for one another and obey traffic laws and signals. Always stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, marked and unmarked, and give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing.
Park the Phone. Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving.
Move Over. Do your part to help protect first responders. Move over when you see flashing lights on the roadside. If you cannot safely move over, slow down to a safer speed. 

​If you are out on the roads, make sure you are focused on your driving and protecting yourself and those around you. It’s important to do your part by driving safely to help save lives.

Keeping Marylanders safe on our roadways is a priority for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. By implementing traffic enforcement initiatives on impaired driving, seat belt use, aggressive driving, distracted driving and work zone safety, the MDTA Police are improving safety on our roads for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The MDTA Police’s goal is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes. The MDTA Police support Maryland’s Zero Deaths campaign – a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland roadways. For more information, visit zerodeathsmd.com.

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