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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Fine For Passing a Stopped School Bus Has Increased (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-18 school year for students in Montgomery County Public Schools system is just days away and starting this school, drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus will pay a heftier fine. Maryland state law requires motorists to stop when the bus displays flashing red lights and remained stopped until the […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Officials Remind Residents to be Safe this Holiday Season (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County officials are reminding residents to stay safe this holiday season. In fact, police say this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for pedestrians and drivers.  County officials recently held a news conference to provide safety tips for the holiday season. Their message: be alert, be seen and be […]

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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Coming Soon: More School Bus Cameras (VIDEO)

Montgomery County began its school bus camera safety program in January of 2014 and since its inception hundreds of motorists have been cited for illegally passing a stopped school bus on local roadways. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Officials Remind Motorists to Stop for School Buses (VIDEO)

Summer is over for 159,000 students who head back to class for a new school year on August 29th in Montgomery County. Local officials say their top priority is keeping those students safe. This week, county officials have announced the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program because motorists passing stopped school buses continues […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

School Bus Camera Enforcement Program Expands in MoCo (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials gathered for a back-to-school safety news conference outside Lakelands Park Middle School on Friday. During that news conference, Captain Tom Didone touted the expansion of the school bus camera safety enforcement program, and the importance of motorists to prepare for more traffic once school resumes. “School buses will be on the road […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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More School Bus Cameras to be Deployed During Upcoming School Year (VIDEO)

When school starts on Aug. 29, there will be 100 school bus cameras watching local roads or four times more cameras than last year. That’s the word from Captain Tom Didone who talked about the expansion of the school bus camera program on the latest episode of County Report This Week:

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December 7, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Captain Didone Talks About The Use of Illegal Drugs with Vapes and E-Cigarettes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police briefed the Council Public Safety Committee about the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to ingest illegal drugs on Monday, Dec. 7th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone talks about how vaporizor’s and e-cigarette’s are now used to inhale concentrated doses of marijuana. An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizor that is […]

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December 1, 2015 | Staff Writer

Public Safety Chiefs Highlight Holiday Safety Tips (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein held a news conference at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg to discuss pedestrian and driver safety. Maureen Chowdhury reports. Related Posts:

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November 26, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Police Holiday Alcohol Task Force Targets Drunk Drivers (PHOTOS)

For Montgomery County police, the holiday season is a time to be extra vigilant when it comes to drunk drivers. That’s why there is a special task force in place. The Montgomery County Police Alcohol Holiday Task Force is made up of multiple departments including, officers from the Alcohol Initiatives Section, patrol officers from six […]

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