Funding to help combat reckless driving on Maryland roadways
WICOMICO Co., Md. – In the fight against deaths on the roadways, Governor Larry Hogan granted $15,000 to Wicomico County’s Sheriff’s Department to be used strictly for transportation purposes.
The Wicomico County Sheriff’s department tells us, the past year has shown just how reckless drivers are on the road. Now with the help of some extra funding, they can better equip themselves to make sure accidents and deaths stay limited.
With this funding, the sheriff’s department will be able to put more boots on the ground to deter drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. Captain Tim Robinson with the Wico. Co. Sheriff’s Dept. tells us. “The amount of people that we still stop out there on our roadways that don’t have insurance on their cars, they’re suspended, they’re revoked, that’s beyond even thinking about driving after you’ve had too much to drink.” He adds, “The whole purpose of this is not to see how many tickets we can write, it’s really to take enforcement action to try to modify the behavior of our local drivers.”
We’re also told, the funds will be dispersed October 1st by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office, to more than 90 organizations and law enforcement agencies.