Events, Family, Police/Fire, Traffic

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

BALTIMORE, MD—As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. In preparation for the expected high volume of traffic and the potential for many more impaired drivers than on a typical weekend, troopers will be out in force …


Politics, Traffic

Governor Hogan proclaims May to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; Maryland State Police announce free motorcycle training

GLEN BURNIE, MD—To raise awareness and encourage all travelers to share the road with motorcycle riders, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Maryland. In support of the proclamation and general motorcyclists’ safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and Maryland State Police have announced …


Highway Safety Office presents 18 members of Baltimore County Police Department with top honors

TOWSON, MD—This week, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office honored 18 members of the Baltimore County Police Department as Traffic Safety Specialists (TSS). This designation requires members to obtain additional training and skills proficiency. To earn the designation of TSS III, a member of law enforcement must also submit a traffic safety project to members …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols as St. Patrick’s Day approaches

PIKESVILLE, MD—With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Thursday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this week, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on …

Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over holiday week

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are gearing up for the week between Christmas and New Year’s with additional troopers on patrol using a variety of initiatives to urge both motorists and pedestrians to use common sense, take responsibility, and be more courteous on Maryland’s roadways. Between Wednesday and January 2, troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks statewide …

Maryland State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint, increase patrols over Thanksgiving holiday

ROSEDALE, MD—The Maryland State Police will be stepping up enforcement and keeping an eye out for impaired drivers over Thanksgiving weekend. From 10 p.m. on Wednesday night to 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers …

MVA Highway Safety Office announces holiday rideshare credit program

BALTIMORE, MD—This holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office is partnering with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to provide 1,000 Uber ride credits worth $10 each to Marylanders for a sober ride home. Maryland is one of five states awarded the grant by GHSA. The $10 rideshare credits will be available from 4 …

Maryland State Police to ramp up safety efforts ahead of Halloween weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are gearing up for the Halloween weekend with additional troopers on patrol using a variety of initiatives to urge both motorists and pedestrians to use common sense, take responsibility, and be more courteous on Maryland’s roadways. Between Thursday and Sunday, troopers statewide will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving, and …