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Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:55

Maryland Governor Announces $12M in Grants for Highway Safety

Written by Brent Addleman, The Center Square
Heavy early morning traffic is seen in September 2017 on a highway a few miles from Baltimore, MD. Heavy early morning traffic is seen in September 2017 on a highway a few miles from Baltimore, MD. RaksyBH/Shutterstock

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...increase the efficiency and capability of the state’s traffic data systems.

 

Gregory Slater, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, said his organization is “committed to eliminating fatalities” in the state’s network of roadways.

 

“That starts with working as a team with law enforcement agencies, traffic-safety partners and the public in a multi-faceted approach,” Slater said. “The safety of Marylanders and visitors is MDOT’s top priority, and the distribution of these grant funds will help us move toward the goal of zero highway deaths.”

 

The state enacted Vision Zero in 2019, following the passage of legislation setting an overall goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on Maryland roadways by 2030, the release reads. Vision Zero is part of the state’s 2021-25 Strategic Highway Safety Plan aimed at education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical services as an approach to reduce fatalities and injuries.

 

Funding from these grants can only be used for traffic safety initiatives, the governor said.

 

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