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.

 Debbie Jennings, Coordinator

Calvert County Traffic Safety Council

210 Main Street

Prince Frederick, MD  20678

410 535-2200

Sheriff Mike Evans

Major Tom Hejl, Assistant Sheriff

Debbie Jennings, Traffic Safety Council Coordinator

 

Article in the Calvert Recorder Wednesday, July 16, 2008