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Residents Want Changes Along Dangerous Md. Route 210

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    Residents of Fort Washington, Maryland, and surrounding communities gathered to advocate for safety improvements on the road. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 18, 2017)

    AAA said the Indian Head Highway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is arguably one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Washington, D.C., area.

    Six people have been killed in 2017, according to the Maryland Highway Safety Office, despite the county police writing more than 3,300 traffic citations. Authorities said most of the citations have been for speeding.

    "In approximately 7 hours, we stopped 49 vehicles,” said acting District 7 Cmdr. Jim Keleti. “One was doing 100 mph. The average speed was 78."

    Residents of Fort Washington, Maryland, and surrounding communities gathered to advocate for safety improvements on the road. According to the Maryland Highway Safety Office, 47 fatal crashes, claiming 68 lives, have occurred on the roadway since 2007.

    Indian Head Highway, also known as Maryland Route 210, is a state highway. Due to a 2010 agreement, Maryland State Police ceded patrol authority to the Prince George’s County Police Department.