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Howard County Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Howard County Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The following information was sent to us by Elizabeth Schroen:

 

The Howard County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location this week to 

promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the roads. The checkpoint is part of the 

agency’s traffic safety initiative to keep county roads safe for residents and travelers during the holiday season. 

 

The checkpoint will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers. Officers will utilize both marked 

Snow Preparedness Dry Run Exercise October 28th

Snow Preparedness Dry Run Exercise October 28th

 

The following information was sent to us by Susan D. Hubbard:

 

Friday morning, October 28, 2011, residents might be awakened by the sounds of snowplows (minus the snow) traveling through their neighborhoods and they may think Prince George’s County has been hit with an early winter storm! However, folks will be happy to learn that the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is really only conducting its Annual Countywide Snow and Ice Control Dry Run, which begins at 4:00 AM, Friday morning, October 28th. .

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

PGPD Corrects Automated Speed Enforcement Program Error

PGPD Corrects Automated Speed Enforcement Program Error

According to the Prince George's County Police Department:

There was a minor error in the new Automated Speed Enforcement Program in which motorists were cited for speeding violations along the 6800 to 7800 block of High Bridge Road in Bowie. A total of eighteen citations were mistakenly issued on Sunday, September 25, 2011. 

The Automated Speed Enforcement Program operates Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those who received erroneous citations will either have them waived or be reimbursed. This error is not a system-wide problem and has since been rectified. This was an isolated issue with one camera improperly programmed by the vendor to operate on a Sunday.

County Executive to Discuss Successes of His Countywide Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Montgomery County sent us the following information:

On Wednesday, September 21st at 2:30 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will celebrate the completion of pedestrian and traffic safety improvements along Castle Boulevard installed by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).