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August Marks the Deadliest Month for Travelers

Maryland State Police are asking drivers to be extra cautious while traveling on the roads, especially this month.
WHAG NEWS- Maryland State Police are asking drivers to be extra cautious while traveling on the roads, especially this month. 

Historically, August remains the deadliest month for travelers hitting the road, according to the American Safety Council and AAA Mid-Atlantic. 

They say Saturday, August 3, is one of the ten deadliest days of the year on the nation's highways. 

Officials say August has accounted for more lives lost on the interstate's than any other month. 

"Historically August is one of the deadliest months of the summer, mainly because of the vacationers trying to squeeze in the vacation just prior to schooling coming, which is only two weeks away," says Lt. Fluharty, with the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack. 

Lt. Fluharty says the majority of crashes in Washington County are from excessive speed. He also suggests to leave plenty of break space between vehicles and follow the speed limit when traveling. 

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