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June 3, 2009

Police scarce on I-95

Tonight was a complete contrast to Tuesday night: not a police officer in sight in the Caton Avenue-to-Beltway stretch of Interstate 95.

Sgt. Jonathan Green, spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, said Tuesday's show of force was part of the Operation Smooth Operator campaign against aggressive driving. I hope the transportation authority cops took their crackdown to another stretch of I-95.

Come back to the south part of town any time. There's no lack of maniacs.

Posted by Michael Dresser at 9:41 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: On the roads


You must be a huge dork the way you talk about speeding. I think it's ok to drive 80 mph in the left lane on 95, a straight highway with few exits/entrances.

Police should probably focus their efforts more on the people constantly swerving in and out of traffic at high speeds than the guy cruising along at 80.

COMMENT: Guilty. Total dork.

I saw an officer late, about 12:30, on the median right around Caton Ave. on my way back from the airport.

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Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.

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