Maryland State Police want to remind motorists to be more aware while driving this holiday weekend.
“They are expecting more than two million Marylander’s to hit the roads this holiday weekend…this holiday stretch,” said Maryland State Police Public Information Officer, Ron Snyder.
“The number one concern is to remind [people] don’t drive impaired, and don’t drive distracted. Those are two things that can save lives very easily,” added Snyder.
Police say they will have extra units on the highways to make sure motorists reach their destination safely. Local resident Kofi Poku agree’s that it’s the most hectic time of the year out on the roads for a number of different reasons.
“There are so many cars out there; there’s a lot of last minute gifts to buy, places to go and all that so it’s dangerous,” said Poku.
Reaching destinations safely is the main goal.
“It would be lovely if everyone would drive carefully and pay more attention to road signs, and just calm down… that’s all we’re here for…calm down,” added Poku.