Emergency Response, Traffic

Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police …


Government, Traffic

State Highway Administration deploys additional patrols ahead of Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD – Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer and millions of Maryland motorists will head to the Eastern Shore for the extended holiday weekend. As such, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will add additional patrols and suspend non-emergency lane closures in major metropolitan areas to keep traffic moving. Motorists are encouraged to …


Maryland State Police to begin seat belt, ‘move over’ enforcement effort

PIKESVILLE, MD – As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Maryland State Police will join forces with law enforcement agencies locally, along with those in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to remind drivers and passengers of the importance of seat belt use, while also highlighting “Move Over” laws. New to the region’s Click it or Ticket …

Winter Commuting Hazard Statement issued for Friday morning

UPDATE: This alert has now been upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory, which will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Original story below… —— A quick burst of wintry precipitation could lead to some travel issues on Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Commuting Hazard Statement for portions of central, northeast, …

Maryland State Police joins ADAPT initiative to address aggressive driving

The Maryland State Police are among the law enforcement agencies in the state this month who are participating in an initiative to raise additional awareness about aggressive driving. Troopers are participating in the state’s ADAPT – Aggressive Drivers Are Public Threats – initiative. The ADAPT Program is an aggressive driving enforcement campaign designed to curb dangerous behaviors and make Maryland …

Traffic calming pilot program to be initiated countywide

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Fifth District Councilman David Marks announced jointly that the Baltimore County Department of Public Works would initiate a traffic calming pilot program that will position digital speed signs around Baltimore County. The speed signs are meant to help mitigate high-speed drivers in residential neighborhoods as part of a comprehensive traffic calming strategy. “Councilman Marks …