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Maryland State Police News Release

Capital Beltway Traffic Safety Initiative Continuing

(ROCKVILLE, MD) — Maryland State Police are continuing their increased traffic safety efforts around the Capital Beltway, with a specific focus on drivers exceeding the speed limit and driving aggressively.

Rockville Barrack troopers conducted a special initiative in partnership with the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division from April 26-May 1, in the area of the sky bridge on I-495 near Green Tree Road and I-270.  During that initiative, troopers issued speeding citations for the following:

80-89 mph – 115 citations

90-99 mph – 31 citations

100+  mph –   9 citations

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division personnel targeted trucks operating in that area.  They conducted 26 commercial vehicle inspections, which resulted in 11 trucks and three drivers being placed out of service for various violations.

Just yesterday, troopers from the College Park Barrack working speed enforcement on the Capital Beltway and I-95 issued citations for the following:

80-89 mph – 3 citations

90-99 mph – 12 citations

100+  mph – 7 citations, including speeds measured at 114, 120, 130 and 136 mph.

During the weekend, troopers at the Forestville Barrack working I-495 issued speed enforcement citations for the following:

80-89 mph – 10 citations

90-99 mph – 1 citation

100+  mph – 3 citations

Maryland State Police highway safety initiatives in this region and throughout the state will continue, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Transportation and local law enforcement.  Please obey the speed limit, do not drive aggressively or impaired and always buckle up.


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