Residents are encouraged not to drink and drive
Frederick, Md (KB) The Maryland State Police will continue to focus enforcement on impaired and aggressive driving this New Year’s Eve.
Spokesman Ron Snyder said dangers on the road remain even though the volume is expected to be lower than previous years.
“Because of the pandemic, we expect majority of people to be staying home,” explained Snyder. “But we have also seen anecdotally across the multiple holidays and across the year during this time, with fewer vehicles on the road, people are taking more liberties with speeding.”
Snyder also said residents who plan on drinking should not get behind the wheel.
“If you’re safely at a family or friend’s house, stay there for the night,” he said. “Or have a sober driver designated.”
Snyder said officers will work to make sure all Marylanders get to and from their destinations safely this holiday, and that residents celebrate responsibly.
“Be responsible,” the spokesman said. “This has been a rough year for so many people and we expect people to be out there trying to celebrate New Year’s as best they can during these trying times, but we also want everyone to do so responsibly.”