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SAFE CARS SAVE LIVES: MDOT MVA encourages Marylanders to be the driver who saves lives by checking the vehicle recall

SAFE CARS SAVE LIVES: MDOT MVA encourages Marylanders to be the driver who saves lives by checking the vehicle recall

GLEN BURNIE, MD (March 7, 2022) – Safe cars save lives. That’s the message the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is highlighting after Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed this week as Vehicle Safety Recalls Week in Maryland. Starting today, March 7, through Sunday, March 13, MDOT MVA encourages Marylanders to check their vehicles and automotive equipment for open recalls. Repairing these reminders is free and easy.

“Many factors go into keeping Maryland’s roads safe. Good driver behavior is essential, of course, but it’s also important that our vehicles are safe and well maintained,” Governor Hogan said. “During Vehicle Safety Recall Week, I urge Marylanders to check the status of their vehicle for any open recalls and resolve them as soon as possible to keep themselves, their families and companions safe. of travel.”

In 2018, Maryland became one of the first states in the nation to notify drivers of open vehicle safety recalls through registration renewal notices, which are sent to vehicle owners every two years. All open reminders are printed at the bottom of a driver’s registration renewal notice sent by mail and email approximately 60 days before the end of a registration period. Although the program ended in 2020, MDOT MVA continued the recall notification service indefinitely due to its success.