Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Newly Formed PGPD Traffic Enforcement Unit to Focus on Traffic Safety

Prince George’s County, Maryland… In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in Prince George’s County, the police department has formed the Traffic Enforcement Unit. Under the command of the Bureau of Patrol, these officers will provide traffic enforcement and truck inspections in areas determined to have high incidents of traffic crashes. Although crime in the county has been reduced to per capita lows not seen in 35 years, the County continues to lead the state of Maryland in fatal crashes. The formation of the Traffic Enforcement Unit, along with increased traffic enforcement efforts by all officers, will allow the departmentcarry the momentum of reduced crime to reduced traffic fatalities as well.

In a related effort, the police department is participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign. This campaign has been focusing on enforcing the requirement that motor vehicle drivers and front seat passengers wear their seatbelts. Although seat belt usage in Prince George’s County is estimated at 93%, seat belt use among drivers and passengers killed in Prince George’s County crashes have been found to be as low as 50%.

“The Traffic Enforcement Unit will play a crucial role in our overall mission of keeping the residents and motorists within Prince George’s County safe. Our department will remain committed to promoting traffic safety and enforcing the law. By focusing on violations such as red light running, speeding, seat belt use, and others, motorists become more alert and are encouraged to obey traffic laws,” stated Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton.

For more information please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information
Office at (301) 772-4710.

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