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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Mixed Reaction to New Traffic Pattern at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway (PHOTO)

There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda, and reaction to the change has been mixed. The Parkway has been narrowed from two lanes to one in each direction approaching the intersection, and the speed limit has been reduced from 35 mph to 25 […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

MD Troopers Respond to 330 Crashes, Urge Motorists to Use Caution

Despite the warming temperatures this afternoon, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remain cautious as the weather continues to cause hazardous driving conditions around the state and dropping temperatures Sunday evening could create a scenario similar to Saturday morning. As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, preliminary figures indicate Maryland state troopers responded to 330 […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Deer Crossing: Five Things to Know to Avoid a Deer-Vehicle Collision

It’s that time of year when deer are often wandering into local roadways as they look for food or mates. Last year, there were 1,965 deer-vehicle collisions reported on roadways in Montgomery County. This fall, officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as […]

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September 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving Along I-270

Maryland troopers and Montgomery County police officers are cracking down on distracted and aggressive driving along I-270 in Montgomery County. On Wednesday morning, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., police pulled over 129 motorists and issued 119 traffic citations and 69 warnings. According to a news release from the Maryland State Police Department, this joint […]

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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 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a scorcher today. Here are five more things to know today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Local leaders and police are holding a news conference today in Gaithersburg to discuss back to school safety, and the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students […]

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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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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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