Business, Events

MDOT MVA offices, VEIP stations to close in observance of Memorial Day

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) stations Saturday, May 29, and Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. MDOT MVA branch offices will reopen Tuesday, June 1 by appointment only. VEIP testing will also resume June 1 and does not require an appointment. MDOT MVA …


Events, Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and over the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. Enforcement efforts are bolstered in part by impaired driving saturation patrol grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor …


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 …

Police target illegal street racing in Baltimore County, issue hundreds of citations

NOTTINGHAM, MD—During a four-day, high visibility traffic enforcement initiative to combat illegal racing in Baltimore County, troopers, along with Baltimore County police, issued over 300 traffic citations and warnings for a variety of offenses, including speeds that reached 106 mph. Throughout this initiative, which took place in the areas of I-70, I-695, and I-795, from Thursday through Sunday, troopers from …

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

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state over the next two weekends, state police will be …

Snow Emergency Plan in effect for Baltimore County, Governor Hogan provides update on statewide response to heavy snowfall

UPDATE: An additional 2 – 3″ of snow are expected to fall in the Baltimore area on Monday and into Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—As the snow continues to fall in Maryland, the Snow Emergency Plan is now in effect for Baltimore County as of 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Maryland State Police declare snow emergencies with input …

MDOT MVA offices to close October 12 for federal holiday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices Monday, October 12, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. MDOT MVA offices will reopen Tuesday, October 13, by appointment only. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services, and 24-hour kiosks will be available through the holiday. Customers are encouraged to check the MDOT MVA eStore …

Maryland Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …