Progressive policing doesn’t appear to be working in Maryland. Police spend their time pulling over motorists they think might not be wearing a seat belt – whether or not that person is breaking another law. In the meantime the proximate cause of the vehicular genocide on Maryland highways is conveniently ignored. No one has to go to jail or get a very serious ticket except drunk drivers. Police make a show, or what Stop the MUD calls “police theater” out of wearing a seat belt believing that mitigating the carnage is more important than arresting and booking aggressive drivers.
The carnage continues. In the last few weeks at least four people died on Maryland roads and highways. No one, least of all the police seem to really care. When was the last time you saw a vehicle with an FP, FOP, FFA, or FF plate obey the traffic laws? I regularly see state police officers in marked and unmarked vehicles breaking the traffic laws. Calls to the local barracks are met with stubborn rebuke.
There are few example setters in Maryland. The police don’t want a crack down on aggressive driving. It almost seems like they would rather rely on natural selection.
What it boils down to is this. We, you and me, need to obey the traffic laws. The police won’t until we do. When the majority of us drive like we want to live the scofflaws will stand out like sore thumbs.
Until every Marylander (and visiting aggressive drivers from Virginia) decide to do the right thing the carnage will continue. Police will continue to pretend they care by stopping the un-belted. Political jurisdictions will continue to enjoy the taxes extracted from traffic cameras. Police and jurisdictions are finding excuses for progressive policies from OUR behavior, and yes their own. It’s convenient.
Kingsville, MD, United States (4E) – A 26-year-old man has died and two people were critically hurt after a head-on collision between a truck and a car Friday morning in Kingsville, Maryland.
A Glen Burnie man who was struck in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday has died, Anne Arundel County police said, the second pedestrian death in the county in a day.
One person was killed and two were critically injured after they were struck by vehicles in three separate incidents in Anne Arundel County on Monday and Tuesday, according to county police and fire officials.
School officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County pledged Thursday to track, for the first time, automated camera citations that are issued to privately owned school buses hired to transport public-school children.
The assurances came after The Baltimore Sun reported that since 2009 cameras have caught hundreds of school buses speeding near the schools they serve, often with children aboard.
The company which runs the red light camera program said they may have been provided with the wrong information from the car rental agency.
The former radio personality was arrested in July after a crash on Interstate 95 that injured five people.
The nationwide not-for-profit group called for widespread changes in New York’s yellow traffic light timings based on their findings. New York does not have a legal time requirement for a yellow light, and AAA claimed that this is a danger for pedestrians and drivers.
(Taxation and exploitation. Progressive politicians at their best. Unsafe drivers getting what they probably deserve.)