WHAT:Officials of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), including members of the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will join representatives from the Maryland State Police (MSP), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and AAA Mid-Atlantic near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to remind motorists to stay safe as more people set out to travel this Memorial Day weekend and through the summer. Officials are stressing safety on the Maryland roadways and waterways. The MDTA will also provide the best travel times and key safety tips for motorists to cross the Bay Bridge throughout the holiday weekend and beyond.
WHEN:10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022
WHERE: Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen + CocktailsGrass area behind restaurant357 Pier One Road Stevensville, MD 21666
WHO: James F. Ports, Jr., Secretary, MDOT Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary, DNR Chrissy Nizer, Administrator, MDOT MVA and Governor Larry Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative Lt. Colonel Roland Butler, Chief of the Field Operation Bureau, MSP Ragina Ali, Public & Government Affairs Manager, AAA Mid-Atlantic Tim Smith, Administrator, MDOT SHA Will Pines, Executive Director, MDTA Richard Jaramillo, Bay Bridge Administrator, MDTA
WHY: In 2021, 559 people were killed on Maryland roadways. Nearly half of those fatalities occurred from May through September, with the deadliest month being August with 67 fatalities. Each year, the causes of those crashes remain the same including impaired, distracted and aggressive driving, as well as lack of seat belt use – all reasons that are completely preventable. Learn more about the MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office at ZeroDeathsMD.gov or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @ZeroDeathsMD.