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NHTSA offers Halloween safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and party hosts

BALTIMORE, MD—Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties — and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes drunk drivers on the streets. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep Halloween safe. Safety Tips for Drivers Be alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Slow down and continue to scan the road in …


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Maryland hosts fourth annual Walktober celebration to promote pedestrian safety, health

HANOVER, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation is joining partner agencies, nonprofits and communities across the state for the fourth annual Walktober celebration, a series of events and online webinars throughout October highlighting Maryland’s official state exercise and the importance of pedestrian safety, equitable access, transportation options and healthy lifestyles. Festivities include the ninth annual Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday, October …


Maryland State Highway Administration urges renewed commitment to safety during National Pedestrian Safety Month

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Highway Administration is observing National Pedestrian Safety Month in October and is urging motorists to follow safe behaviors by paying attention, avoiding distractions, never speeding and maintaining the rules of the road. “The State Highway Administration is committed to making significant investments and improvements to facilities to improve access and safety for vulnerable users,” said State …

MDTA Police conduct 159 traffic stops while targeting dangerous speeds on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officers conducted high visibility enforcement along I-95 in the Baltimore metropolitan area on Friday in support of a 16-state traffic safety effort led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. MDTA Police officers conducted 159 traffic stops and issued a combined 249 citations, warnings, and repair orders during the initiative. One person was arrested on …

Attorney General Brown announces settlement with CarMax over its alleged failure to disclose vehicles’ open recalls

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has announced that the Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with CarMax, Inc. over its alleged failure to disclose open safety recalls on the used vehicles it offered and sold. The CPD alleged that CarMax’s failure to disclose the recall status was an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of the …

Maryland State Police issue 800 citations, arrest 34 impaired drivers over Cinco de Mayo weekend

ESSEX, MD—The Maryland State Police partnered with local allied law enforcement agencies to conduct a cooperative high-visibility patrol initiative to combat dangerous driving over Cinco de Mayo weekend. Enforcement efforts were concentrated on driving behaviors that often lead to injuries or fatalities such as aggressive, distracted and impaired driving. During the course of the operation, police issued almost 800 citations …

Additional Hyundai, Kia vehicles recalled due to fire risk

WASHINGTON, DC—Hyundai Motor America and Kia America have issued recalls for more than 570,000 vehicles, urging owners to park their vehicles outside and away from homes and other structures until the recall is remedied. The affected vehicles are model years 2022-2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2019-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2021-2023 Santa Fe Hybrid, 2022-2023 Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, and 2022-2023 Kia …

Governor Moore aims for 100% of passenger car, light truck sales to be electric by model year 2035

UPDATE: The Maryland on Tuesday blasted Governor Moore’s announcement. Original story below… ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced Maryland’s adoption of the multi-state Advanced Clean Cars II rule. Maryland is moving quickly to adopt the regulation, which requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles they sell, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by …