Route 30 program results in 479 citations for speeding

January 11, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

At least 479 motorists were cited for speeding along Route 30 during a recent intensive speed-enforcement program conducted by state police, Hampstead and Baltimore County police.

Cpl. Al Friedman of the Baltimore County Traffic Resource Management Office said 79 drivers were issued speeding tickets, 340 received warnings, and 94 drivers were ticketed for seat belt violations. State police said they issued 42 speeding citations, 18 warnings and five tickets for seat belt violations.

One motorist was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and one was apprehended for driving on a revoked license, he said.

Route 30, or Hanover Pike, was chosen for the intensive enforcement because of the high accident rate on the highway, which runs from Reisterstown to the Pennsylvania line.

Twelve people have been killed in the past five years in the Baltimore County section and five in Carroll County since 1990, state records show.

The latest victim was Henry Clay Wheeler Jr., 34, of Westminster, who died Oct. 28 when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer at Bachmans Valley Road.

Corporal Friedman also said that 24 trucks were inspected.

Nine of those inspected were ordered off the road for safety violations.

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