Local law enforcement agencies say they will be concentrating on traffic enforcement in
Out of concern for Harford's high fatal accident rate, police say they will be cracking down on a number of dangerous driving offenses, including speeding, following too closely and distracted and impaired driving.
"Distracted and impaired driving can have dangerous and life altering consequences," Harford Sheriff Jesse Bane said in a recent news release. "Our goal is to help our citizens avoid accidents if possible by reminding them to stay focused behind the wheel."
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and
The objective of their joint traffic safety initiative is to reduce the overall number of crashes, specifically in identified high-crash areas, and to educate drivers who may be committing traffic violations that lead to crashes, the two agencies said in a joint news release.
Special attention will be paid to several highways where numerous accidents have occurred, according to Maryland State Highway Administration statistics and other data.
These high crash areas include: Route 24 between I-95 and
In noting that Harford County ranks fifth in the state among the 23 counties and Baltimore City in the number of fatal crashes, both the sheriff's office and the state police say they are concerned about these trends. As of this week, 23 people have died in traffic and pedestrian accidents on Harford County roads this year.
"These are not statistics to be proud of," Lt.