Monday, April 22, 2013

PGPD Launching Effort to Keep Motorcyclists & Drivers Safe This Spring

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 Friday'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:     Chief Mark Magaw, Prince George’s County Police Department
             John Kuo, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator
             Anthony “Fifty” Green, President of the DMV Coalition
When:   Friday, April 26, 2013

Time:    2:00 pm

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

Rain Location:  College Park Airport
                         1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
                         College Park, 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.

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