Business, Entertainment, Events, Family, Traffic

AAA: More than 47 million Americans to celebrate with Independence Day getaway

ORLANDO, FL—More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day (July 1–5), as travel volumes are expected to nearly fully recover to pre-pandemic levels, AAA reports. In fact, this will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019. Overall, just 2.5% fewer Americans are expected to travel this year …


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 …


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 …

AAA: Motorists to see relief with restart of Colonial Pipeline, State Fire Marshall offers safety tips

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists in Maryland can expect to see fuel flowing at local pumps in the coming days, AAA said on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, the Colonial Pipeline announced the restart of pipeline operations. While it will take several days for operations to get back to normal, this news will help to ease the supply strain seen on the East Coast. …

GasBuddy: 9% of Maryland gas stations without fuel

UPDATE 2: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has authorized emergency measures to address the Colonial Pipeline incident. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The effects of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack are beginning to be felt in Maryland. GasBuddy reports that, as of Wednesday afternoon, 9% of gas stations in the state are …

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 …