In Maryland, Charles County Sheriff Says Death Toll On Local Roads Hits 27 For 2006

This month, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office announced that—as of August 8—the death toll on Charles County Roads had risen to 27 people. The accident toll was reported at 24 traffic crashes, with 12 of them DUI-related. Speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, and other driving-related errors were cited as other reasons for the traffic accidents and fatalities.

The Sheriff’s office said that-this year-they have (so far) issued:

· 4,282 speeding citations.

· 673 child safety seat and seatbelt citations.

Maryland State Police, La Plata Town Police, and the Sheriff’s Office have already issued 352 DUI citations for 2006.

The Sheriff’s office issued the following safety tips:

· Follow the speed limit.
· Adjust your speed to fit weather conditions. Turn on your headlights and windshield wipers if it rains.
· Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are wearing theirs.
· Focus on the road and your driving.

· Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a traffic accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact a personal injury law firm for a free consultation.

27 People Dead On Charles County Roads YTD, Southern Maryland, August 8, 2006

Related Web Resources:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Maryland Safety Highway Administration

Driving Defensively, National Safety Council

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