ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan is awarding nearly $12 million to traffic safety groups in an effort to cut down on deadly crashes across the state.

The money will go toward preventing impaired, aggressive or distracted driving.

It is meant to encourage people to wear seat belts and strap in child seats properly. The money will also go toward bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The initiative is a part of Vision Zero, an effort to get zero deaths on roadways by 2030.

CBS Baltimore Staff

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