Holiday police patrols continue
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.