Police/Fire, Traffic

2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt enforcement initiative begins May 23

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the launch of the annual Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization with the goal of reminding drivers that seat belts save lives. Special enforcement efforts will take place May 23 – June 5, during which state and local law enforcement agencies across the country will be issuing tickets …


Police/Fire

Maryland State Police to participate in NHTSA’s ‘Move Over’ awareness campaign this weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police will be joining law enforcement agencies across the country by participating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Slow down – Move Over” campaign Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. Every day, thousands of first responders and road workers take to the streets to help keep Americans safe. And every …


NHTSA releases 2020 crash data, reports highest number of fatalities since 2007

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2020 annual traffic crash data, showing that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide. That number marks the highest number of fatalities since 2007. The estimated number of police-reported crashes in 2020 decreased by 22% as compared to 2019, and the estimated number of people injured …

Governor Hogan announces new appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Ahead of the new year, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced three new appointments: Former Maryland Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, succeeding Secretary Kelly Schulz. Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Executive Director James F. Ports, Jr., has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), succeeding Secretary Greg …

Subaru issues do-not-drive, recall on select MY21 Impreza vehicles

BALTIMORE, MD—Subaru of America has issued a do-not-drive notice and recall on select Model Year 2021 Impreza vehicles. This notice and recall involves 802 Model Year 2021 Impreza vehicles. A lower control arm weld on the front driver’s side may fail on affected vehicles. If this happens, the tire could contact the wheel well, resulting in a loss of control …

Ford issues recall for 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles, over 16,000 vehicles affected

WASHINGTON, DC—Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall on Model Year 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured with the Super Cab body style. The front seat belt webbing may be incorrectly routed. A misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Approximately 16,430 vehicles manufactured from January 2 through May 27, 2021, are …

GM expands Chevrolet Bolt recall due to fire risk

WASHINGTON, DC—General Motors is expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt recall to include model year 2017-2022 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles. With this expansion, all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles are now recalled due to the risk of the high-voltage battery pack catching fire. The recall applies to all Bolt vehicles, including those that may have received an earlier recall repair for the fire …

Chevrolet Bolt models recalled due to fire risk

UPDATE 2: This recall has been expanded to include ALL Chevrolet Bolt vehicles. UPDATE: The NHTSA has issued updated recall guidelines here. Original story below… —— WASHINGTON, DC—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of select Model Year 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes due to the risk of fire. Owners …