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September 2023: 52 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Reported

Maryland transportation and safety officials are urging all travelers in the state to rededicate themselves to safety on our roadway as preliminary data for 2023 shows a deadly trend for the year. To promote awareness and encourage safe driving behaviors, the Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office will issue monthly updates to remind all Marylanders that crashes, fatalities and serious injuries are preventable. In September, according to preliminary data, 52 people died in Maryland as a result of motor vehicle crashes. So far in 2023, there have been 456 fatalities, including 103 pedestrians and 13 bicyclists. The overall fatalities reflect an 12% increase compared to the same time in 2022. At the current rate, Maryland is projected to record more than 600 motor vehicle crash fatalities this year – the first time that number has been eclipsed since 2007. “The numbers are tragic and unacceptable, but we need to look beyond those numbers and recognize they represent our friends, our neighbors and our loved ones,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “No one wants another number or another name to be added to the list of Maryland’s highway fatalities. We need everyone to follow posted speed limits, buckle up, […]

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