Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to increase patrols ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. The State Police …


Events, Police/Fire, Traffic

Governor Hogan declares Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland as part of effort to protect first responders

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared November 14-18 as Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland, issuing a proclamation in support of a national effort to raise awareness of the critical role motorists play in keeping first responders safe as they perform their duties on our highways. “The men and women who respond to thousands of crashes and disabled vehicles each …


Police to target impaired, distracted driving through Halloween

PIKESVILLE, MD—As children get their costumes ready, Maryland State Police say additional troopers will be deployed throughout the state to concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving and other dangerous driving behaviors including speeding and aggressive & distracted driving. Extra enforcement efforts are being funded by highway safety grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office to ensure added …

Governor Hogan proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, expanded law takes effect on Saturday

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has declared October as Move Over Awareness Month in recognition of an expanded law taking effect on Saturday to protect all road users. “Moving over and slowing down when passing a vehicle stopped on the highway isn’t just a matter of following the law—it is about saving lives,” said Governor Hogan. “This is especially critical to …

Baltimore County Police Department to receive $283,000 in highway safety grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced more than $13 million in federal and state highway safety grants as part of a statewide focus to prevent motor vehicle crashes and eliminate roadway fatalities. The state funds were disbursed at the start of the fiscal year, and the federal funds will be distributed October 1 by the Maryland Department of Transportation …

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

PIKESVILLE, MD—As the unofficial end to summer approaches with the Labor Day weekend, Maryland State Police will be on the lookout for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers. In preparation for the expected high volume of traffic and the potential for many more impaired drivers than on a typical weekend, Maryland State troopers will be on alert. With an increase in …

Maryland State Police remind motorists of school bus safety laws as students return to class

PIKESVILLE, MD—As thousands of students prepare to return to class next week, Maryland State Police and the Maryland Center for School Safety are reminding motorists to be alert as children are getting on and off of school buses. In a typical school year, more than 600,000 Maryland students ride school buses in Maryland. Drivers must stop at least 20 feet …

Maryland State Police arrest almost 100 drunk drivers over Independence Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Enforcement efforts throughout the Independence Day weekend led to the arrests of almost 100 people who are suspected of driving under the influence, Maryland State Police announced this week. From Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4, police arrested 95 impaired drivers during regular road patrols throughout the state and a joint DUI saturation patrol focused on Route 50. …