Texting While Driving is Illegal in Maryland.

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Texting while drivingThe Maryland Sheriffs' Association is concerned about the safety of all Maryland citizens. That's why they are calling on all drivers to eliminate distractions in the car and focus on the road.

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Greensboro Elementary School Career Day

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Greensboro Elementary Career Day 2012On October 18th, 2012, students at the Greensboro Elementary school will have more thoughtful answers to the eternal question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" after a recent career day with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, and other professionals in various careers.

During Greensboro Elementary schools career day, students had the opportunity to learn about exciting careers from people who actually work in specific career fields. This encourages children to begin thinking about what they might want to be when they grow up. Teachers at the school increase the effectiveness of a career day event by keeping students engaged with an assortment of entertaining activities.

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New law for motor scooters and moped riders

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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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Caroline Deputies Receive Maryland Sheriff's Association Awards

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Maryland Sheriff's AssociationThe Maryland Sheriff's Association has announced the winners of the Deputy of the Year awards for 2012. These awards are given annually to sheriffs' deputies who exhibit outstanding performance above and beyond the line of duty. A Deputy is nominated by their respective sheriff in a choice of six different categories. Nominees are then rated by an impartial awards committee using secret ballots. The winners are recognized in a special ceremony at the annual joint training conference every year.

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New Non-Functioning Traffic Light Law

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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: