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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Special Event Zone on Coastal Highway Tuesday, May 15

OCEAN CITY, MD – Starting Tuesday, May 15, through Sunday, May 20, Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Avenue (MD-528) will be designated as a Special Event Zone during the Cruisin’ Ocean City event. Speeds will be reduced and fines will be increased in the Special Event Zone.

In April, Governor Larry Hogan signed the Special Event Zone bill into law allowing the State Highway Administration, at the request of a local authority, to designates areas on state highways in Worcester County as a special event zone and reduce established speed limits in the zone. It also allows a local authority, such as Town of Ocean City officials, to designate a city-owned road as a special event zone. Fines for violators will be increased in special event zones.

Thousands of car enthusiasts are expected in Ocean City for the event and citizens should expect to see a large police presence. Officers from allied agencies will be assisting the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD), including the Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Transportation Authority, and Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Officers will be strictly enforcing all traffic laws. Additionally, pedestrians are urged to Walk Smart! and always use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Wait for the signal to change and be sure that drivers see you while crossing.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they should start enforcing the jaywalking laws. Write everyone tickets: pedestrians, car show cars, bicyclists. Soon people will simply go elsewhere. We do.

Anonymous said...

I attend all events "NOT" held in OC. I have attended only one event in OC since 2006. They don't want me to enjoy their events just spend my money, so I wait and go else where away from these crooks.

Anonymous said...

Slowing traffic to 15-20 mph certainly sounds too exciting for words.

Easy prediction-Fewer Cruisers and less money spent in the resort.

Anonymous said...

Sad...very sad what MY OC has become. I stay cuz I still love it = but oh so hate the politico BS down at City Hall.