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County Executive Reminds Citizens to Be Vigilant While Driving

Post Date:10/12/2017 3:55 PM

October 12, 2017
MEDIA RELEASE

Elkton, MD

Late yesterday afternoon, the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Emergency Services responded to a motor vehicle accident which resulted in the 25th fatality on County roads this year. 

Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy is extremely troubled by the increase in deaths by motor vehicles. “I am deeply saddened by the news of yet another motor vehicle death in Cecil County and send my sincere condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life,” said Dr. McCarthy, referring to the most recent motorcycle fatality which occurred in North East, Maryland.

“I’d like to remind all drivers to be attentive when operating their vehicles. We must all do what we can to keep our highways, roads and each other safe while driving,” McCarthy continued.

According to Corporal James Keller of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, there have been 25 motor vehicle fatalities in the County so far this year, an increase from 19 in 2016 and 16 in 2015.

Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams added, “Our County has miles of windy, tree lined back roads. Small driving errors are magnified and often there is no room for recovery. Please slow down and drive with care. Remember, Arrive Alive!”

Drivers are reminded to maintain proper speeds, provide extra caution to motorcycles and pedestrians and never operate a vehicle while under the influence of any substance. Motorists are also advised not to use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving, always concentrate on the roadways and anticipate the actions of other drivers if possible. Please drive safely, Cecil County!

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Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
410-996-8454
jlyall@ccgov.org

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