Aggressive/Distracted Driving Enforcement
The Anne Arundel County Police Department conducted the third coordinated high intensity patrol on Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 7:00 -10:00 a.m. on Ritchie Highway (MD-2) in Glen Burnie. This effort was again in coordination with both the Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority motor units.
Again utilizing police motorcycles as well as marked and unmarked cars, officers made 93 traffic stops and issued 45 citations as well as 87 warnings for various offenses ranging from talking/texting on a cell phone, negligent driving, and failing to obey traffic control devices. Additionally, there were 13 equipment repair orders for unsafe vehicles, two arrests for drivers on suspended licenses and one arrest for an outstanding criminal warrant.
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 coordinated enforcement waves 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.