Traffic Safety Laws (Part 3)

Tips and Information

Follow highway safety messages and tune to the travelers advisory radio frequency (1610 AM) to hear highway and traffic conditions.

During peak travel periods, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has courtesy service patrols on the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), Capital Beltway (I-495), and the I-95 corridor. If your vehicle becomes disabled, remain with the vehicle until State Highway, State Police, or local police arrive to assist. Do not abandon your vehicle!

Call #77 to request non-emergency police assistance. Use 911 solely for emergencies.

The Maryland State Police has an active aggressive driver campaign, which focuses enforcement on drivers who exceed the speed limit, follow too closely, pass improperly, weave, fail to yield the right of way, run red lights and disregard other traffic signals and signs.

Help by driving in a courteous and lawful manner!

As a member of the Driver's License Compact, Maryland reports traffic violations to out-of-state motorist's home states.

Spend some time in Maryland if you can. But whether you stay or are just driving through, drive safely.

If you need information or assistance contact the Maryland Highway Safety Office at mhso@sha.state.md.us.