MARYLAND: Police target Upper Shore traffic enforcement today
Daily Times Staff Report
CENTREVILLE -- More than 30 police officers from six police departments will be combining forces today in a focused enforcement effort on the Upper Shore aimed at reducing traffic fatalities.
“Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” will commence tomorrow afternoon on highways throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. Police departments participating include the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Centreville Police and the Chestertown Police Department.
Police will be using radar and other tools to enforce the speed limits. They will be patrolling in marked and unmarked patrol cars, as well as on motorcycles and in at least one “unconventional” vehicle.
Enforcement efforts will focus on routes 50, 301, 213 and 20. The State Highway Administration will be using fixed and mobile sign boards to remind motorists to “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” throughout the enforcement campaign.
The combined enforcement effort is expected to continue periodically throughout the summer. Not all of the enforcement operations will be announced.