Friday, October 22, 2010

Governor Martin O'Malley Awards PGPD with Traffic Safety Enforcement Grant and Funding for Safety and Community Improvements

Prince George’s County, Maryland…Governor Martin O’Malley announced new safety and community improvement initiatives in Prince George’s County: the approval of $4 million in design funds will be used to work on the Maryland Route 450 Bladensburg Community Safety and Enhancement Project. The $4 million design project will begin immediately on new roadway safety improvements along Maryland Route 450 between Kenilworth Avenue and 54th Street.

Enhancements will include sidewalk improvements, along with roadway resurfacing, and lighting. Safety along the roadways in Prince George’s County was further bolstered with a $200,000 enforcement grant. The grant provides the Prince George’s County Police Department with additional funding for traffic safety enforcement, and the unveiling of 20 new DUI enforcement signs along the Capital Beltway as part of the overall Beltway DUI Enforcement Initiative and the Prince George’s County Fatality Reduction Plan implemented by Maryland State Police (MSP) and the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD).

Department of Transportation Secretary, Beverley Swaim-Staley, presented the Prince George’s County Police Department with a check in the amount of $200,000 to support the County’s Fatal Accident Reduction Plan. The federal funds awarded will provide for additional speed and alcohol detection equipment, as well as provide enforcement funding for aggressive driving, impaired driving, and pedestrian safety near the Beltway and throughout the county.

“For too long traffic crashes have plagued Prince George’s County, killing more than 1200 of our citizens over the last 10 years,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton. “Through a new dedicated traffic enforcement unit and other public safety outreach initiatives, we are taking action to prevent these crashes not only around the Capital Beltway, but throughout our great County.”

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

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