Events, Police/Fire

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

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With traffic expected to surge this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of other motorists. Beginning on Friday, troopers will be focusing enforcement …


Entertainment, Events, Family, Traffic

AAA: Over 800,000 Marylanders expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—AAA expects a significant rebound in travel this summer, as evidenced by the results of an exclusive survey of Marylanders that reveals 63% of respondents are considering or planning to take a trip this summer, and AAA Travel is already seeing an increase in bookings that reflects the renewed enthusiasm. “Optimism coinciding with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and growing …


Maryland State Police issue hundreds of distracted driving citations during statewide initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police issued hundreds of citations and warnings related to distracted driving violations as part of a statewide effort on Thursday to combat the issue on Maryland roads. The initiative was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It was …

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …

AAA: COVID-19 expected to influence Maryland holiday travel

TOWSON, MD—AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans, including Marylanders, to stay home this holiday season, with COVID-19 considered to be a key factor in the decision-making of many who are opting not to travel. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand …

Labor Day gas prices lowest in four year, fueling end-of-summer road trips

TOWSON, MD—As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, travelers are taking to the roadways rather than flying or using other modes of transportation, according to AAA – but they aren’t opting for the usual tourist spots, as concerns over the coronavirus continue to shape travel plans. Lower gas prices are also helping to fuel the demand for family road trips, …