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January 14, 2013
While one commiserates with the property owners along the Windsor Mill Road stretch ("Roadside residents clamor for relief from speeders," Jan. 10) who have endured a variety of speeding-auto-inflicted damages, this section of roadway - stretching miles into the city and miles north into Owings Mills - is equally harrowing for the garden variety motorist. Over years of daily use, I am routinely passed on the double yellow while maintaining the 30 mile per hour limit, passed on the right without any warning, and furthermore abused by sight (flicking lights)
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NEWS
August 25, 2014
This week, youngsters across Maryland will board the "big yellow cheese wagon," as it's sometimes called, and head back to school. And chances are high (aside perhaps from those teary-eyed moms and dads waving good-bye to their kindergartners for the first time), the school bus commute from home to classroom will take place without incident. But the latest survey conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education shows that the students' fate is being tempted on a regular basis by drivers who seem either unaware of the law or unwilling to follow it. Drivers are forbidden to pass a bus in either direction when its stop arm swings out and its lights are flashing, yet that happens all the time.
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NEWS
By Yvonne Winger, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Motorists traveling north on Interstate 95 in Baltimore could encounter delays. An unspecified incident could slow traffic near exit 56 for Keith Avenue. Debris in the roadway on northbound I-95 in Howard County near Route 32 could block traffic.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Baltimore County police were warning motorists in the central Towson and Lutherville areas Wednesday of a number of traffic lights that were out, though some began to come back on after noon. Police said motorists should use extreme caution at intersections where a traffic signal has malfunctioned. Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said BGE has been contacted about the issue. "We are suspecting a problem with a transformer at York and West roads may have caused the outage. " Around noon the BGE website reported 14 outages in the area, but the cause was still being investigated.
EXPLORE
September 15, 2012
WESTMINSTER — County officials and the Westminster Road Runners Club are alerting residents that several roads in greater Westminster will be part of the route for a half marathon being run on Sunday, Sept. 23, between 8 and 10:30 a.m. The event will be staged in the area of Old Bachmans Valley, Lemmon, Sullivan, Beggs, Old Fridinger Mill and Fridinger Mill roads. Roadways will remain open to traffic, but motorists should use caution and be aware of the runners.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
In anticipation of heavy traffic downtown due to the NFL season-opening concert and Orioles game, state transportation officials on Thursday issued advisories well before the festivities began. Country music singer Keith Urban was slated to perform the NFL's Kickoff Concert at the Inner Harbor beginning at 6 p.m., and the Orioles are slated to play the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards beginning at 7:05 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority posted on its Twitter page, "Heavy traffic expected Downtown/Inner Harbor due to NFL kickoff event & Orioles game.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2012
Motorists who use Falls Road in Mount Washington are being advised by city transportation officials to take alternate roads Thursday and Friday to avoid emergency utility repair work. Crews have closed lanes northbound Falls Road at Kelly Avenue and two-way traffic has been shifted to the southbound side of the roadway. Traffic will be directed by flagmen until 3 p.m., when one lane of northbound Falls Road will be reopened for through traffic. Additional lane closures and a traffic flagging operation will resume along the southbound side of Falls Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's nearly $20 million in revenue from its booming speed camera program Wednesday, placing the blame on motorists who refuse to slow down. "It's a minor inconvenience for people who routinely break the law," the mayor said of the $40 speeding tickets triggered by the city's 83 cameras. She spoke after the city's spending board received documents showing a multimillion-dollar increase from the cameras. The city got $19.2 million in revenue from the program over the past year - a nearly tenfold increase in the three years the cameras have been operating.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | March 23, 2012
Maryland State Police are pleading with motorists who scooped up cash that fell out of an armored truck along a Montgomery County highway this morning to return it. No questions asked. No charges filed. Just bring it to the Rockville Barracks. About $5,000 spilled onto I-270 and police said people stopped and gathered the bills as the truck's driver sped along the road. The Washington Post is reporting that only about $100 has been recovered . What would you do?
NEWS
June 2, 1991
Ten motorists were arrested and face charges for drunken driving following a three-hour sobriety checkpoint May 25 on Pulaski Highway in Joppa, the county Sheriff's Department said.The average blood-alcohol content of those arrested was .13, the department said. Motorists found with a blood-alcohol content of between .07 and .10 can be charged with driving under the influence. Motorists with a blood-alcohol content of more than .10 can be charged with driving while intoxicated.Sheriff's deputies and troopers from the state police barracks atBenson stopped 701 vehicles at the checkpoint, police said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
A pedestrian was fatally hit by a motorist who fled the scene Saturday in Dundalk, Baltimore County police said. Ronny Parsley, 43, of no fixed address, was killed in the collision at North Point and Charlesmont roads, police say. Police responded to the scene just after midnight, and Parsley was taken to Bayview Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Investigators are searching for a white truck with damage to the front, but do not know the vehicle's make or model.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The northbound Jones Falls Expressway will close between President Street and Madison Avenue this weekend for construction, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation said. All lanes will shut down between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, officials said. Traffic headed north from the city will be detoured to the interstate's Madison Avenue on-ramp via the Fallsway. Signs have been posted to alert motorists to the closure, and detour signs will be posted outlining the route, officials said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Driver advocacy organization AAA Mid-Atlantic, known for its roadside assistance and insurance and travel services, is moving headlong into a new market in Maryland: automotive repair and maintenance. "It's a major retooling of our retail structure," said Bernhard M. Koch, the group's president and CEO, at the official opening of the group's newest retail shop and mechanic's garage in Columbia on Friday. While AAA will continue to give its seal of approval to independent auto repair shops through its "approved automotive repair network," which includes about 80 shops in Maryland, its own entrance into the market has been expanding at a steady clip in recent years.
NEWS
July 1, 2014
The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest travel times of the year, and it's a safe bet that a lot of Marylanders will hit the roads to Ocean City and beyond. As often happens when mid-summer vacations beckon, gas prices are up and motorists may be tempted to fume about the state's fuel taxes, which increased on July 1. They shouldn't. If anyone wants to find a culprit for rising gasoline prices, they should look to Iraq and other suppliers and not Annapolis.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
A driver was killed and two passengers suffered serious injuries in single-vehicle crash into a tree in Glen Burnie on MD 10 North prior to Interstate 695 on Wednesday evening, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Officials said police responded to the crash around 9:27 p.m. A preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle, a 2005 Scion tC, was traveling at a high rate of speed. Officials said the investigation revealed that the driver, Joseph Brandon Orange, 22, of Pasadena, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A motorist was killed and a bicyclist was seriously injured in separate Baltimore County incidents, police said. Police did not give the time of the accidents but reported both early Sunday. The fatal crash involved a single vehicle leaving the road at Bellona Avenue and Charles Street in Towson, police said. The driver, later identified as John Kelly, of the 400 block of Venable Ave. in Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene. The bicyclist was struck by another motorist at the corner of Back River Neck Road and Poles Road in Essex, police said.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
The Maryland Department of Transportation wants to proceed with the light rail Purple Line at a newly raised price tag of $2.15 billion. The Purple Line now costs more than twice the rapid transit bus alternative while yielding only a 25 percent increase in ridership. This is not a cost-effective investment of public dollars. For the cost of the Purple Line, Marylanders could have bus rapid transit along the Purple Line corridor and rapid bus transit along Montgomery County's I-270 corridor plus have a half billion dollars to fund other transportation projects.
FEATURES
By FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | March 30, 1999
It's not exactly a bolt of lightning or a burning bush.But if the new "God speaking" billboard campaign can get people thinking about the Almighty instead of topless joints or cold brews, then its supporters will consider it a success."
NEWS
April 28, 2014
It's a heart-sinking feeling to return to your parking space and find your car gone. Maybe you noticed the sign warning that the lot was only for patrons of a particular business, but you figured, hey, there are plenty of open spaces, and I'll only be gone for a little while. Maybe the business was even closed. No harm, right? Next thing you know, you're shelling out for a cab to an impound lot somewhere - and then shelling out a whole lot more in fees to get your car back. The efficiency of the trespass towing business in Baltimore can seem awfully heartless when you're on the wrong end of it. But think about it from the other perspective for a moment.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Elkridge/Jessup Patuxent Road, 8300 block, 2:51 a.m. April 6. Entry gained to Sunbelle Produce by breaking front glass window. Television stolen. Old Washington Road and Route 1, 9:20 p.m. April 5. Disabled Chevrolet van in roadway struck from behind by Toyota van. Subjects in Chevy van exited truck and assault driver in Toyota van. Passengers in third car that stopped to call 911 were also assaulted by Chevy occupants.
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