Harford County Sheriff, L. Jesse Bane, was recently recognized for his role in making Harford roads safer.
The Maryland Highway Safety Office recognized Bane for his work as Chairman of
the Harford County Traffic Safety Task Force, an initiative established by the Harford
County Council. The goal of the initiative was to target efforts to enforce traffic
laws, reduce traffic crashes and eliminate traffic fatalities, according to a release.
The award recognized Bane's role in leading the initiative and integrating the recommendations of the task force as part of the overall objectives set forth by the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
The goal of Maryland’s Plan is to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. It also focuses on issues that cause the greatest number of traffic safety problems, as well as the geographic areas where traffic crashes are most prevalent.
Specifically, Harford County will concentrate on safety areas centering on distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, highway infrastructure, the wearing of seat belts and pedestrian safety.
Bane said he was honored to receive the award
"We need to work together as a community to raise driver awareness and change bad driving habits”, Bane said in a release. “Traffic enforcement is a countywide issue – not the sole responsibility of any one agency. I appreciate that everyone - police, government and community members - are involved and have joined forces in this initiative. I am confident by working together we can reduce traffic injuries and eliminate traffic fatalities in Harford County."