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Maryland Department of Transportation Convenes Annual Highway Safety Summit, Unveils New Crash Fatality Dashboard

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD (April 12, 2023) The Maryland Department of Transportation today convened the annual Highway Safety Summit, bringing together safety leaders and stakeholders to develop steps for Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a five-year program with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld was joined by Maryland Department of State Police Superintendent Col. Roland L. Butler, Jr., Motor Vehicle Administrator Chrissy Nizer, and hundreds of highway safety advocates to discuss ways to promote highway safety. “As a community, we must make responsible driving decisions and work together to provide safe transportation for everyone,” said Secretary Wiedefeld. “Even one roadway death is unacceptable. To achieve our goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on Maryland’s roadways, we need a collaborative approach that involves policy, awareness, enforcement and personal responsibility.” During the summit, state and federal transportation officials came together to discuss ways to curb roadway tragedies by urging motorists to slow down, put the phone away, buckle up, drive sober and always stay alert and exercise caution around pedestrians and bicyclists. They also unveiled a new Crash Fatality Dashboard, which puts comprehensive statewide crash data at the fingertips of the public and […]

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