Calvert County Sheriff's Office recognized for their
outstanding contribution to decreasing traffic fatalities and injuries in 2008.
2008 was the first year
where a direct competition between similarly sized law enforcement
agencies occurred in Maryland (by staffing levels), and the "top agency"
recognized for its efforts.
As noted in the attached press release,
enforcement efforts were directed to preventing impaired and aggressive
driving, and increasing seat belt usage. Those enforcement efforts were
especially directed to "Developing Safe Young Drivers," which was
declared the County's top traffic safety priority in late 2007,
following a series of fatal crashes in southern Maryland involving young
drivers aged 16 to 20 years old.
Calvert County fatalities decreased
from 17 in 2007 to 9 in 2008, and there were no young drivers involved
in any of the calendar year 2008 fatal crashes.
In addition, the Calvert
County Sheriff's Office worked closely with Calvert County Traffic
Safety Council task force members to increase public awareness of the
intensive enforcement efforts.
Please contact me if you
have any questions.
Calvert County Traffic
210 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD
Sheriff Mike Evans
Major Tom Hejl, Assistant Sheriff
Debbie Jennings, Traffic Safety Council Coordinator
Article in the
Wednesday, July 16, 2008