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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Labor Day Weekend


(PIKESVILLE, MD) – The Labor Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe.

Preliminary information indicates from September 1st through September 6th, 2016, troopers statewide made approximately 9,218 traffic stops. They issued 6,221 citations and 5,777 warnings. There were 119 drunk driving arrests and 1,029 repair orders issued for defective vehicle equipment.

In support of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, S.P.I.D.R.E., a full-time drunk driving enforcement team, was out this weekend from September 1st through September 3rd in Montgomery County where drunk drivers and drunk driving related crashes are known to be prevalent. The team arrested 10 impaired drivers and issued more than 75 citations. One of the drivers arrested was a repeat offender.

The traffic enforcement efforts of the Maryland State Police led to criminal violations as well. Troopers made 64 arrests and an additional 75 wanted people were arrested on outstanding criminal warrants.

Troopers assigned to the Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore regions worked the “Operation SHOWBOAT” initiative and inundated the Route 50 corridor from the Chesapeake Bay to Ocean City. The operation successfully contributed to highway safety this weekend. During these initiatives there were no fatal or serious crashes.

The Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Department of Transportation’s campaign “Toward Zero Deaths.” These high visibility enforcement efforts reduce the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads. Troopers will continue these initiatives throughout the year.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

They wrecked so many lives in 5 days.
We do not want police engaged in preventing crime.
That means we have completely lost our free will.
Common Law prosecutes those who harm or do damage.
If nobody is harmed, and no property is damaged, then there is no crime.

Anonymous said...

They collected lots of taxes for the state.

Anonymous said...

Positive results for the troopers... not for you, your neighbors or the economy.

Anonymous said...

1.2% rate on drunk drivers.telling

Anonymous said...

Do this on RT 13 At 3am.

Anonymous said...

Hey mighty sherrif lewis why dont u do this in the thug areas at 1 am ?

Anonymous said...

They need to do it a half mile down the road from the country and yacht clubs on the weekends.

Anonymous said...

They had a 66%+ rate on tickets issued!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Good Job MSP. A lot of idiots out on route 50 speeding over the weekend. I got passed by someone weaving in and out of traffic traveling at a high rate, cutting people off. That ended shortly when I saw a Trooper with the ol' smokey bear step out in front of that vehicle and point it over. They definitely do a lot to help keep us safe on the roadways. I can't imagine if they were not there. God bless you guys and stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you were the person driving a 1980's vehicle doing 55 in the left lane.

Anonymous said...

money money money! and we'll take it at the point of a gun from you! shut up and pay up!
what part don't you lackeys understand?

Anonymous said...

7:43 you are a dolt. Wrecked lives did they? Maybe they saved yours fool.

Anonymous said...

By 3:43, what's wrong with doing 55 in the left lane? 55 IS THE SPEED LIMIT? What does "limit" mean? It doesn't matter if it is the left lane or right lane, the speed limit is the same in both lanes. YOU are the reason they are out there enforcing the speed limit laws.

Anonymous said...

A ok, hayseed! No one drives 55 and you probably are doing it on the bypass.

Anonymous said...

@8:28 then don't bitch and cry when Law Enforcement gives you a ticket! Idiots are always part of the problem but never part of the solution!

Anonymous said...

No points on my license. You country bumkins shouls stick to the backroads.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, not me! I'm a tourist. I'm allowed to drive 75 miles per hour cause I'm on my way down da ocean.

Anonymous said...

7:43 PM is definitely a Hillary Clinton supporter.

Zorro said...

They need to justify their positions...there seems to be crime in ither areas as indicated by comments above....I agree that they should focus on thug-vill....but that means the thugs will fight back... cannot do that on speed traps...it is easier to intimidate the public instead of thugs.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:12, it's is a FACT that more people are killed in car crashes than at the hands of another human being. It is also a FACT that more people are injured in motor vehicle collisions than as a victim of an assault. It is better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

Anonymous said...

actually more people are dying from heroin overdoses then car wrecks. so that shoots down your theory. kops dont go into the thug areas cause thugs shoot back! and kops aint that stupid! lol!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate our officers but the crew in Fruitland are over the top with traffic control ,More worried about fleecing drivers than policing.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Good Job MSP. A lot of idiots out on route 50 speeding over the weekend. I got passed by someone weaving in and out of traffic traveling at a high rate, cutting people off. That ended shortly when I saw a Trooper with the ol' smokey bear step out in front of that vehicle and point it over. They definitely do a lot to help keep us safe on the roadways. I can't imagine if they were not there. God bless you guys and stay safe.

September 6, 2016 at 10:10 PM

aww did your feelings get hurt because you got passed?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
By 3:43, what's wrong with doing 55 in the left lane? 55 IS THE SPEED LIMIT? What does "limit" mean? It doesn't matter if it is the left lane or right lane, the speed limit is the same in both lanes. YOU are the reason they are out there enforcing the speed limit laws.

September 7, 2016 at 6:49 AM

The right lane is the TRAVEL lane. The left lane is for overtaking vehicles, and when finished you are required to return to the TRAVEL lane. It DOES matter and there are laws concerning it but they rarely enforce it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
No points on my license. You country bumkins shouls stick to the backroads.

September 7, 2016 at 10:06 AM

you better be careful or one of these country bumpkins will run you off the road.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey 1:12, it's is a FACT that more people are killed in car crashes than at the hands of another human being. It is also a FACT that more people are injured in motor vehicle collisions than as a victim of an assault. It is better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

September 7, 2016 at 1:37 PM

YOU should follow your own unsolicited advice.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey 1:12, it's is a FACT that more people are killed in car crashes than at the hands of another human being. It is also a FACT that more people are injured in motor vehicle collisions than as a victim of an assault. It is better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

September 7, 2016 at 1:37 PM

1.25 MILLION WORLD wide. including pedestrians and bicyclists. But it is still "by the hand of another human being". and the rare has become stable even though the number of vehicles has increased.

AND each one could be considered an 'ASSAULT'. You tried to humiliate someone but probably don't even realize how much of a fool you made out of YOURSELF.