State troopers ramp up traffic patrols for Memorial Day weekend

Maryland state police will be out in full force this Memorial Day weekend looking for speeding drivers.

Troopers across the state will be conducting special traffic initiatives along I-95, Route 50 and I- 495. 

Additional troopers will also be out on I-70 and I-68. The SPIDRE Team, a full-time drunk driving enforcement team, will also be out this weekend in areas of Prince George's County where drunk drivers and drunk driving crashes are prevalent.

"It is the responsibility of everyone driving this weekend and every weekend to make safety a priority," said Col. Marcus L. Brown, superintendent of the Maryland State Police.  "Do not drink and drive, remove distractions from the vehicle, don't drive aggressively and remember to always use your safety restraints." 

These efforts are to reduce the number of aggressive driving motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and any other aggressive driving violations are contributing factors.   The Maryland State Police continues to support the Maryland Highway Safety Office's 'Move Toward Zero Deaths' campaign.  

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