To help prevent crashes from speeding and aggressive driving, multiple law-enforcement agencies will participate in a joint enforcement effort along the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) tomorrow.
The joint effort includes the Maryland State Police, the MDTA Police, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Bel Air Police Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department and the Aberdeen Police Department. Officers and deputies will saturate northbound and southbound I-95 between the Harford/Baltimore County line and the MD 24 interchange to enforce the posted speed limit of 65 mph in this area and to focus on other aggressive-driving behaviors.
MOVE OVER and protect those who protect us. Maryland law requires drivers to MOVE OVER when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals. If a safe lane change is not possible, drivers must slow down.
On average, more than 15,000 speed-involved crashes occur on Maryland roadways each year, and speeding is a major component in aggressive-driving crashes. In addition, speed increases the risk of serious injury or death in a crash. The five-year Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan brings together public-sector, private-sector and non-profit partners to combat traffic crashes and resulting serious injuries and fatalities.
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