Distracted/Aggressive/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Traffic Safety Division
Distracted/Aggressive/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement - Gambrills / Pasadena
Members of the Traffic Safety Section in coordination with the Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority conducted a high intensity Distracted/Aggressive and Commercial Vehicle enforcement patrol Monday, October 16, 2017 during the morning rush hour in both Crofton/Gambrills area as well as the Pasadena/Severna Park area.
Utilizing a combination of marked and unmarked cars, officers made 69 traffic stops issuing 39 citations, 61 warnings and 7 equipment repair orders for various offenses ranging from talking/texting on a cell phone, unsafe lane changes and speeding. Additionally, four traffic arrests were made for warrants and driving on a suspended license. Officers also stopped nine commercial vehicles and conducted North American Standard truck inspections on them with certified truck inspectors. As a result, 14 violations were found resulting in two commercial vehicles placed out of service.
This effort is a continuation of enforcement patrols that have been conducted county-wide in 2017 targeting aggressive & distracted driving as well as overweight and unsafe commercial truck traffic.
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 commercial vehicle related crashes and this effort hopes to reduce the instances of those behaviors by ensuring compliance with roadway safety restrictions.
There will be additional enforcement conducted periodically 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.