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Caroline Sheriff A Message From The Sheriff


profile80.fwAcross our nation, law enforcement has experienced many changes over the years in the way it engages the ever-evolving criminal element.

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New law for motor scooters and moped riders

Maryland Scooter LawsThe Caroline County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement are reminding the owners and riders of motor scooters and mopeds that a new law taking effect this year will make significant changes in the use of their chosen form of transportation. 

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection.  These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver’s license or a moped operator’s permit

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New Non-Functioning Traffic Light Law

trafic lightThe Caroline County Sheriff's Office are reminding motorists of a new law to take effect later this year regarding actions drivers must take when approaching intersections with non-functioning traffic signals.

Beginning October 1, 2012, a driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any direction at an intersection shall stop:

  • at a clearly marked stop line;
  • before entering any crosswalk; or
  • before entering the intersection.

After stopping, the driver must:

  • yield to any vehicle or pedestrian in the intersection; and
  • remain stopped until it is safe to enter and continue through the intersection.

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