Aggressive/Distracted Driving Enforcement
Millersville, MD (August 10, 2017) - Chief Altomare recently increased distracted and aggressive driving enforcement in an effort to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes in Anne Arundel County. To support this directive, another high intensity patrol was conducted during this morning’s rush hour on Crain Highway (MD Route 3) in Crofton / Gambrills by the Police Traffic Safety Section.
Utilizing a combination of marked and unmarked cars, officers issued 28 citations, 25 warnings and 7 equipment repair orders for various offenses ranging from talking/texting on a cell phone, unsafe passing, failing to obey red lights and speeding. Additionally, an unsafe commercial vehicle was placed out of service, and one driver was charged with possession of marihuana on a civil citation. In total, 38 vehicles were stopped during the operation.
This enforcement effort supports the Towards Zero Deaths Campaign of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO). Anne Arundel County has experienced many distracted and aggressive driving related crashes and this enforcement effort hopes to reduce the instances of those behaviors.
There will be additional enforcement waves conducted during rush hours throughout the county focused on aggressive/distracted driving and commercial vehicle enforcement utilizing allied agencies, covert vehicles and police motorcycles. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling 911 or the non-emergency number (410) 222-8610.