Ocean City Today


By Greg Ellison | May 17, 2018
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(May 18, 2018) There would be no tolerance for highway shenanigans during the Cruisin’ car event this week, resort Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said at Monday’s Police Commission meeting.

Buzzuro said the entirety of Coastal Highway would be declared a special event zone from Tuesday through this Sunday, with speed limits lowered to 30 mph. The lower speed will apply to all vehicles on the road, local or otherwise.

“The speed limit will be reduced from the state line all the way down to the bottom,” he said. “We’re going to make it consistent with message boards that will broadcast that information.”

Buzzuro also said allied law enforcement agencies would be on hand in record numbers.

“Fines will be severe for speeding … $500 plus dollars for a single violation,” he said.

Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott said his office would track speeding tickets issued in special event zones to discourage subsequent leniency by judges.

“A $500 fine is great, but it doesn’t mean anything if it’s reduced to a $50 fine in court,” he said. “If someone asks for a lower fine or lesser points we’re going to remind the judge it came out a particular special event weekend.”

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