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Date: Jul 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2013

 
Contact:  1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

        

MDTA POLICE ACTIVELY

SEARCHING FOR AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS

 

BALTIMORE, MD From Aug. 4 through Aug. 17, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will continue to enhance highway safety and target aggressive drivers during the third wave of the multi-state Smooth Operator Program. 

The MDTA Police strive to reduce the amount of aggressive and distracted drivers on the highways, and this is a great way to promote the education and enforcement of these daily issues, said MDTA Police Chief Col. Michael Kundrat. The easiest way to reduce aggressive driving is to allow more travel time to get to your destination.

The Smooth Operator Program is a joint effort between law-enforcement agencies to reduce the number of crashes caused by aggressive driving.  The campaign influences motorists to make decisions that help ensure a safe driving environment for everyone on the road.  

Smooth Operator began in 1997 and focuses on the four Es: Enforcement, Education, Evaluation and Engineering.  Law-enforcement agencies throughout the region have increased patrols and public awareness, researched previous campaigns and helped develop long-term roadway solutions.  For more information, please visit www.smoothoperatorprogram.com.

The MDTA Police also support the Choose Safety for Life campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Marylands roadways.  This campaign encourages drivers to make safe decisions when driving on Maryland highways.

 

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the Authoritys highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

 

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA Police.  Thank you.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 26, 2013

 

Contact:  1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

          

MDTA POLICE IDENTIFY VICTIM IN FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

Alcohol may have been a factor in crash

BALTIMORE, MD Yesterday at about 11:20 a.m. a truck driver was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision on I-95 northbound in the area on mile marker 54.1 in the Locust Point area of Baltimore.

Yesterdays fatal hit-and-run crash once again brings to light the importance of motorists taking personal responsibility for their actions while driving motor vehicles. said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Michael Kundrat. We cant stress enough the importance of motorists being careful as they travel Marylands highways.

Jeffrey R. Anderson, 57, of Chicopee, Massachusetts was struck and killed during the crash by a northbound vehicle on I-95.

After striking Mr. Anderson, the vehicle continued to strike Mr. Andersons tractor/trailer and a tire service vehicle that had just finished repairing a flat tire on the tractor trailer. The tractor/trailer was on the right shoulder of I-95 when the collision occurred.

A suspect vehicle was stopped several miles from the crash scene with significant front end damage consistent with a pedestrian collision. The vehicle was a 2004 Pontiac with Maryland Registration operated by Peggy Kathleen Turner, 45, of Baltimore, MD.

The MDTA Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is conducting the investigation into the collision. Members of the unit have spoken to multiple witnesses to the collision. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. The investigation is on-going and charges are pending against Ms. Turner.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the Authoritys highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA Police.  Thank you.

 

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