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Aggressive and Unsafe Driving

Washington College is partnering with the Maryland Highway Safety Office to help mitigate the impacts of aggressive and unsafe driving on Maryland’s roadways.

Washington College is working as a contractor for the Maryland Highway Safety Office under a pass-through grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington College is responsible for data records improvement, and providing mapping and analysis to MHSO and various partnering State agencies including Prince George’s County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Department, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation. Under this partnership with MHSO, the GIS Lab at Washington College also provides analysis for the Take 30 for Traffic programs implemented by the police departments of Anne Arundel County and Prince George’s County.

Pictured below is Josh Hyde, a previous Washington College GIS Lab student intern, who received a scholarship to attend the 2014 Lifesavers National Highway Safety Conference in Nashville, TN to present a poster on a case study of aggressive driving in Prince George’s County. Josh, along with a team of student interns and previous Washington College GIS Analyst II Ian Tangert, collected and mapped data of crash locations and locations of incidents of aggressive driving to see where areas of higher enforcement for aggressive driving were related to areas with higher frequencies of crashes. The GIS Lab at Washington College is constantly offering its student interns opportunities to gain professional experience such as this while continuing to provide timely and accurate research for our grantors.