From the Bel Air Police Department:
During the month of May, the Bel Air Police Department will actively enforce traffic violations that can contribute to crashes. Interim Bel Air Chief of Police Jack Meckley says, “Warm weather brings with it a dramatic increase in outdoor activities as people take advantage of the many wonderful happenings and events that beautiful downtown Bel Air offers”. Some of the violations officers will focus on include, distracted driving, failure to use a turn signal, speeding, and illegal turns. If you want to contest your speeding ticket then check out how to fight a speeding ticket las vegas.
Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving remains one of the most dangerous violations police officers observe. The Bel Air Police would like to remind the community that talking on a handheld device or texting while operating a vehicle is a primary offense and can lead to an $83 citation for the first violation.
Pedestrian error can also contribute to crashes. As a reminder, it is illegal under Maryland Law for pedestrians to cross against a traffic light, cross in the middle of a street, or not use designated crosswalks. In these cases, the pedestrian can be issued a $50 traffic citation, which carries no points. This effort will be conducted by officers already on duty and will not take away from other enforcement responses. Special enforcement activities will take place throughout the month supported by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
Meckley offered, “Whether you are a walker, runner, bicyclist, or motorist you cannot make an assumption that you are seen, heard, or acknowledged to have the right of way. We are urging everyone to be aware of their surroundings and their own actions. Please take precautions to assure you don’t become a contributing factor in a crash. Everyone must be a willing participant in the safety of our town’s citizens and visitors.”