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Maryland Officials to Announce Number of Fatalities in Traffic Crashes in 2018

WHAT: The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Deputy Secretary Jim Ports will join state and local officials and community partners to announce the preliminary number of deaths in 2018 on Maryland roadways. The announcement will take place during Maryland’s Annual Highway Safety Summit. The event highlights Maryland’s commitment to its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a statewide collaboration between federal, state and local partners to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries in half by 2030.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


  • Jim Ports, Deputy Secretary, MDOT
  • Chrissy Nizer, MDOT Motor Vehicle Administrator and Governor Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative
  • Col. Jerry Jones, Chief, Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Police
  • Greg Slater, MDOT SHA Administrator
  • Kevin Quinn, MDOT MTA Administrator
  • Jennifer Weaver, Advocate for Distraction-free Driving

WHERE: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute – outdoor quad area

692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

For details about the annual summit, visit MDOT also reminds motorists to always buckle up and to drive distraction-free. For more on Toward Zero Deaths Maryland, visit​ or find us on Facebook @towardzerodeathsmd, on Twitter @tzd_maryland, and on Instagram at twdzerodeaths_md.​​​​