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Ocean City, MDOT launch summer safety campaign

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OCEAN CITY, MD—Ocean City is preparing for summer and the Maryland Department of Transportation is reminding visitors about safety. The city launched its ‘Walk Smart, Drive Smart, and Bike Smart’ safety campaign with the help of Cheswick the Crab, Mayor Richard Meehan, and Police Chief Ross Buzzuro.

The campaign aims to help people stay safe during the busy summer season. The city is reminding pedestrians to be safe while crossing the street. People are asked to look, pay attention, and then cross. They are also reminded not to text and use hand-held devices while on the road. Drivers are being reminded to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, obey traffic signs, slow down, and keep their eyes on the road. The city is also reminding bicyclists to stop at red lights and stop signs, as well as to ride in the direction of traffic flow.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is committed to keeping Maryland’s roads safe for everyone. The ‘Walk Smart, Drive Smart, and Bike Smart’ campaign reminds people of their responsibilities when on the road. The city hopes that the reminders will help to reduce car accidents and injuries during the summer season.

“The State Highway Administration is proud to partner with Ocean City to keep visitors and residents safe during peak vacation season and throughout the year,” State Highway Administrator Will Pines said. “We’ve made substantial safety improvements in Ocean City over the years and it’s vital we continue to look out for one another – whether we’re in cars, on motorcycles, on bicycles or on foot.”

For more information on the campaign, visit the ZeroDeathsMD.gov website.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo: Ocean City Police Department Chief Ross Buzzuro, Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan, State Highway Administrator Will Pines, and Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator Chrissy Nizer

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