Spike in Freight Crashes Launches Safety Outreach Campaign

Planning in Progress 

by Tina Regester, Office of Communications, Maryland Department of Transportation, with Carole Delion, P.E., Division Chief & CAV Program Manager, Maryland Department of Transportation

With fewer vehicles on our roadways due to COVID-19, you would expect fewer crashes. Unfortunately, that is not what we are seeing on Maryland’s roadways. In fact, MDOT SHA saw a significant increase in overturned trucks and crashes along a portion of the I-495 Capital Beltway in Montgomery County. Where there are typically one or two overturned trucks per year, by the beginning of last December there were already a dozen. Read more… 

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