Events, Police/Fire

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 …


Business, Traffic

Amid billing woes, MDTA approves civil penalty waiver grace period for tolls

BALTIMORE, MD—At its monthly livestreamed public meeting, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board approved a Customer Assistance Plan that includes a civil penalty waiver grace period that waives all civil penalties for customers who pay their unpaid tolls by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2022. This month, over 12,000 E-ZPass users signed a petition calling on Governor Larry Hogan to …


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 …

Governor Hogan honors victims of impaired driving at 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday joined state officials, transportation leaders, safety advocates, law enforcement, and families for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, which honors Marylanders who lost their lives to impaired driving. During the ceremony, the governor announced that Maryland is one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage safe …

MDOT MVA offices to close in early December for Customer Connect upgrade

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration has announced that all branch offices, beginning at close of business on Thursday, December 2 through 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 6, will be closed as the agency deploys the final phase of its IT modernization project known as Customer Connect. The eStore, appointment scheduler, and 24-hour self-service kiosks also will …

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 …