For the third straight year, the nationwide Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, also known as Responsibility.org, have awarded the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office with a grant to support the state’s efforts to prevent motor vehicle crashes involving drug-impaired drivers. Maryland is one of five states awarded grants to fund proven and innovative countermeasures to enhance identification and treatment of alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers. The nearly $21,500 grant will help fund advanced training and skill development for Maryland law enforcement agencies to detect drivers under the influence of drugs – specifically cannabis. “We are honored to have been selected by GHSA and Responsibility.org for the third year to continue our work in Maryland to combat drug-impaired driving,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer, who also serves as Governor Larry Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative. “It’s important we equip our law enforcement partners with the training and education to properly identify drug-impaired driving to ensure those motorists are stopped before they injure or kill someone.” Between 2016 and 2020, an average of 30 people were killed and nearly 900 injured each year in Maryland crashes involving a driver […]
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