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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Troopers Anticipate Higher Traffic Volume This Labor Day Weekend

(PIKESVILLE, MD) –With more economical gas prices this Labor Day weekend, troopers expect an increase in vehicle traffic on Maryland roads.

As Labor Day approaches, the Maryland State Police prepare statewide for an increase in traffic. Troopers remind motorists the most important objective while traveling is to arrive safely. The best ways to accomplish this are to know before you go, remove distractions from the vehicle, and never drink and drive.

Troopers will also be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement. Operations SHOWBOAT (SHOre-Wide Bullseye On Aggressive Traffic) and Millipede both will focus on aggressive driving, crash reduction, and impaired driving. Operation SHOWBOAT will concentrate its efforts on U.S. Route 50 from Anne Arundel County to Ocean City and U.S. Route 13 in Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester counties. Operation Millipede will focus its efforts on I-95 from the Delaware Line to the Virginia Line.

These high visibility enforcement efforts are to 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. Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s ‘Move Toward Zero Deaths’ campaign. For additional travel information on Maryland roads, visit


Anonymous said...

Hate to be capt. obvious, but love the headline. They are busy collecting, I mean keeping us safe right now on 50 near Mardela.

Anonymous said...

Is it that hard to obey the law 10:29? Since fines are not acceptable to you as punishment for traffic violations, what do you suggest be the punishment? Arrest? car impoundment? etc. I'm sure you won't answer the question.

Anonymous said...

Why not enforce the law all the time and not just on holiday weekends when there are more potential donors, i mean drivers, on the road?

Anonymous said...

11:11 you got me all wrong. I figure as long as they are taking your $ they might leave mine alone.

Anonymous said...

Figures you wouldn't answer the question. Why do 50% off all traffic stops end in warnings if it was all amount money?