Many Marylanders will take to the roads during the upcoming long weekend in search of fall adventures. Nationwide from 2015 to 2019, October was the most dangerous month on America’s roads, accounting for more fatal crashes than any other month. To help drivers and passengers remember the importance following the rules of the road, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are teaming up for Operation Crash Reduction. As the weekend nears, the MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office is reminding all drivers of safe driving practices – such as adhering to speed limits, avoiding distractions and never driving impaired. The safety message also includes a focus on the importance of seat belt use. It’s the law, and it’s a fact that buckling up provides the best defense against injury or death in a crash. Running October 8-11, Operation Crash Reduction is focused on Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia — a region that sees some of the nation’s highest numbers of traffic crash fatalities. According to NHTSA, from 2015-2019, these jurisdictions experienced 885 fatal crashes […]
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