Governor Moore, Lt. Governor Miller honor victims of fatal crashes In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined safety advocates from across the state and families who have lost loved ones in car crashes for the 20th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony in Annapolis. The ceremony traditionally honors Marylanders who were killed in impaired driving crashes. This year, the event was expanded to remember all victims, regardless […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols through Thanksgiving weekend as millions of Marylanders are expected to hit the highways. State troopers from all 23 barracks will focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor […]

Governor Moore declares Nov. 13-17 Crash Responder Safety Week to protect traffic incident responders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has declared November 13-17, 2023, as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland. The governor issued a proclamation supporting a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping traffic incident responders safe as they perform their duties on our roadways. Most crashes are not accidents, because behaviors such as distracted driving, impairment […]

Governor Moore announces more than $11.5 million in highway safety grants to organizations across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore this week announced more than $11.5 million in federal highway safety grants to organizations across Maryland as part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. The federal funds will be distributed on Oct. 1 by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office to 85 […]

Labor Day: Maryland State Police to step up patrols for impaired, distracted, aggressive drivers

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials are urging motorists to stay safe during the Labor Day weekend and avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. State troopers from all 23 barracks will conduct saturation patrols throughout the holiday weekend as part of the “No DUI Friday” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiative. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of […]

Governor Moore announces nearly $1 million in Maryland highway safety grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced the distribution of nearly $1 million in state highway safety grants to 33 organizations and law enforcement agencies for initiatives to promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety and local strategic highway safety plans. Funds will be dispersed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. “These highway safety grants are […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols, enforcement over Independence Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will bolster enforcement efforts over the Fourth of July weekend to prevent dangerous driving behaviors as a record number of motorists are expected to travel this holiday. State troopers from 23 barracks, including members of the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort Team, known as the SPIDRE team, will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, […]