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Ocean City Police Warn of Crackdown on Traffic Violations

The department will conduct a zero tolerance campaign during the holidays.

The Ocean City Police Department will enforce a zero-tolerance "Safe for the Holidays" campaign now through the 2012-2013 holiday season.

The campaign is designed to increase traffic safety awareness through directed enforcement efforts, according to Ocean City Police Capt. Steven Ang.

Beginning the week of Nov. 26, the department will select an area of focus for each week.

"By designating a particular issue each week, it is our hope that the local community members will become more aware of all traffic laws and choose to participate by compliance, making Ocean City safer," Ang said.

The following is a list of violations that will be strictly enforced with zero tolerance during this period:

  •  Week of Nov 26: Speeding with special attention in area of Bay Avenue between 18th and 34th streets.
  •  Week of Dec. 3: Cell phone use (distracted driving)
  •  Week of Dec 10: Equipment and inspection violations
  •  Week of Dec 17: Wearing seatbelts/child restraints laws
  •  Week of Dec 24: Careless driving/following too close
  •  Week of Jan. 3: Speeding

 

Robert McKenna, MIKE December 02, 2012 at 01:27 PM
There are those that find fault with everything the OC police do, and the recent lawsuits against them only fuel the fringe. Most residents, speaking for myself, support the OC police and realize how important they are and how dangerous being a police person is no matter what town they protect. However, it is our job as citizens to speak our minds, especially when the police are acting in a way that we think fails the litmus test of reason, be it winter speed traps, or inappropriate behavior. Of course, you are right about the double dipping when it comes to charging so much for beach tags to tax-paying residents.
Mario Tridente December 02, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Agreed Robert Last month they caught someone doing over a 100 miles an hour over the bridge!!! It's idiots like that is why they need to keep it in somewhat under contol. Like I said The locals pay the price......
This is true December 02, 2012 at 02:03 PM
In over 30 years I have never seen a late model luxury car with Jersey, or PA tags stopped. We have all seen them drive around town at whatever speed they want, knowing they WILL NOT BE STOPPED!! It is called selective enforcement. I challenge anyone to tell me this isn't true.
Mario Tridente December 02, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Maybe we should all buy that late luxury car that might confuse them. lol
This is true December 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM
or change our last names!!!

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