What is the Yellow Alert program?

Posted at 5:47 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 17:47:42-05

The Yellow Alert program went into effect in October 2015 to help locate those who fail to remain at the scene of a traffic crash resulting in serious injury or death. 

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Maryland state law requires all drivers remain at the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in property damage, bodily injury or death.

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Governor Larry Hogan signed the legislation to help police share information related to hit-and-runs to increase the possibility of locating the vehicle and the suspect. 

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