The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) announced a new partnership with GEICO to sponsor the MDOT SHA Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) Emergency Patrol program. The support from GEICO comes at a time when winter weather has continued to place an increased demand on Emergency Patrol services needed to keep roadways clear and safe during winter storms. “MDOT SHA is a national leader when it comes to incident response and assisting disabled motorists to keep our roadways safe and traffic flowing,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “We will continue that same great customer experience through our partnership with GEICO.” With traffic volumes exceeding pre-pandemic levels in some areas in the state, services rendered by the MDOT SHA Emergency Patrol sponsored by GEICO are crucial in helping to save lives on Maryland highways. Despite shifts in commute times stemming from extended work-from-home patterns, speeds and crashes are up in Maryland and across the nation, and the need for emergency patrols are now more important than ever. “This time of year certainly reminds us of the importance of state safety patrols and those hardworking individuals around the country and state of Maryland who help keep roadways […]
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