Wednesday, April 17, 2013

PGPD Launching Effort to Keep Motorcyclists & Drivers Safe This Spring

Updated April 18, 2013, 8:00 am:  The news conference has been postponed due to weather.  We will advertise a new date shortly.

With temperatures on the rise, spring is the time of year many motorcyclists head back out on the roadways.  To keep county roads safe in 2013, the PGPD is partnering with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Safety Office and members of the riding community in launching a new awareness campaign.  The “SHARE THE ROAD” campaign will focus on stopping aggressive riding and distracted driving.  In 2012, there were 10 fatal motorcycle accidents in Prince George’s County.  In only three of those crashes, the rider was to blame.  

Right next to the location of Thursday’s news conference, PGPD officers will be distributing educational information to both riders and drivers. One of the PGPD’s helicopters will also be on display. It’s being used in the department’s enforcement operation.
Who:     Assistant Chief Kevin Davis, Prince George’s County Police Department
            John Kuo, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator
            Anthony “Fifty” Green, President of the DMV Coalition
When:  Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time:   10:30 am

Where:  Intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive (Applebee’s parking lot)
            3447 Donnell Drive
            Forestville, MD

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how about including bicyclists who need protection most

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