For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010
Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7730
Speed Trailer to Be Used In School Zones
The Garrett County Board of Education has access to a new piece of equipment designed to help make school zones safer. A radar speed display trailer will be moved from school to school to address safety concerns in different areas.
“The citizens of Garrett County are so fortunate to now have two speed trailers available to try to reduce speeding in the county,” said Diane Lee, Public Information Officer at Garrett County Health Department. “Thanks go out to all the local businesses and organizations that helped purchase the trailer, and special thanks go to Rob Michael for funding a speed trailer for Oakland Police Department, as well as contributing to the one purchased by Safe Routes to School.”
Thirty percent of the funding was provided by a Maryland Highway Safety Office Safe Routes to School Grant, a joint project of the Garrett County Health Department and the Garrett County Board of Education.
The Garrett County Transportation and Traffic Advisory Committee was instrumental in supporting the project, and in obtaining additional funding from local organizations and businesses, including Rotary Club of Oakland; Elks; Oakland/MLP Lions Club; Grantsville Lions Club; First United Bank; Wal-Mart; FOP; State Farm Insurance, Rob Michael; and M&T Bank.
As specified in the grant, the speed trailer will be used within two miles of elementary and middle schools throughout the school year, but will be available at other times for use by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office to promote safety in Garrett County communities.
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