Safe Driving to All This Holiday Season

Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead and drive safely as the busy holiday season begins

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to remind citizens to drive safely this holiday season.  Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the hectic holiday travel season, and is one of the busiest travel weeks each year.

As the holiday season moves into full swing, citizens are encouraged to travel during off-peak hours to avoid congestion and delays.  Area roadways will be bustling with holiday travelers, so motorists should stay alert and exercise patience while driving.  Citizens should also refrain from aggressive and distracted driving for everyone’s safety.  It is illegal in Maryland to use a handheld cell phone or text while driving.  Maryland law also requires the use of seat belts and child safety seats every time you travel. 

In the spirit of the season, the Department of Transportation urges everyone to drive sober and plan ahead for a safe ride home.  Celebrate safely by designating a driver and taking the keys from others who have had too much to drink. 

The Department of Transportation would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous holiday season.  Let’s all work together to help ‘keep Baltimore moving safely’ throughout the holidays and new year.

 

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:

“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”

###

Related Stories

Traffic Modifications For Flower Mart

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 03, 2018 until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 06, 2018: Charles Street from Centre to Read Streets, Madison Street from St. Paul to Cathedral Streets, Vernon Place from St. Paul to Cathedral to Streets 

Department of Transportation Launches Comprehensive Safety Campaign Aimed at Reducing Accidents on City Streets

Educational and enforcement campaign will raise awareness about dangerous driving habits. Today, Mayor Catherine Pugh was joined by Department of Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau and partners announce the launch of a new Traffic Safety Campaign in Baltimore City.

Peak Hour Parking Restrictions To Be Removed Along a Portion of Harford Road

Peak hour parking restrictions will be removed along a portion of Harford Road. In preparation for the closure and replacement of the Harford Road Bridge over Herring Run, DOT will be lifting peak hour parking restrictions to help reduce traffic volumes prior to construction.