Hol­i­day po­lice pa­trols con­tinue

The Calvert Recorder - - News - MEGHAN CADY JOHN WHAR­TON

Po­lice have been work­ing to en­sure mo­torists get to and from their travel des­ti­na­tion safely be­tween Christ­mas and New Year’s.

Ac­cord­ing to a press release, troop­ers from each of the 23 Mary­land State Po­lice bar­racks will con­tinue to fo­cus en­force­ment ef­forts on im­paired driv­ing, ag­gres­sive driv­ing, speed­ing, dis­tracted driv­ing and other vi­o­la­tions that of­ten con­trib­ute to high­way tragedies, es­pe­cially dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son.

Ad­di­tional troop­ers con­tinue to work over­time as­sign­ments funded by high­way safety grants from the Mary­land Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion High­way Safety Of­fice, the release states.

Among those as­sist­ing with this ini­tia­tive will be the State Po­lice Im­paired Driv­ing Re­duc­tion Ef­fort, or SPIDRE, team, which tar­gets ar­eas across the state with high crash rates in­volv­ing im­paired driv­ers.

Res­i­dents are urged to find a sober ride home if they plan to drink over the New Year’s hol­i­day, and in the case of in­clement weather, driv­ers can check 511.org for the lat­est travel con­di­tions.

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