April 4, 2018—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of the first vehicle recall safety pilot program in the nation, which will provide recall messages to Maryland vehicle owners, the Dundalk Eagle reports.
“Recalls are serious,” said U.S. secretary of transportation Elaine L. Chao. “Recall repairs are completely free to the consumer. This first-in-the-nation grant will serve as an example to the rest of the country as we continue to work across government to reach consumers in new and creative ways with potentially life-saving information about their vehicles.”
Maryland was also the only state in the nation to receive a grant from the NHTSA, which totaled $222,300 for the pilot program. This program alerts Marylanders to recalls on their vehicles, and encourages recipients to take appropriate action to remedy open safety recalls.
The MVA will provide important recall safety information on both mailed and emailed registration renewal notices.