Caroline Deputies Receive Maryland Sheriff's Association Awards

User Rating:  / 0

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.

Read more: Caroline Deputies Receive Maryland...

New law for motor scooters and moped riders

User Rating:  / 0

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

Read more: New law for motor scooters and moped...

Caroline Sheriff's Office on the dangers of speeding

User Rating:  / 0

Speeding is one of the most dangerous problems on our roads today – a factor in an estimated one-third of all crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Maryland.

10,395 people were killed nationally in speed-related crashes in 2010.

Speeding:

  • Reduces your ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway.
  • Extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle.
  • Increases the distance you travel while you react to a dangerous situation.
  • Increases the probability of serious injury or death when involved in a crash.
  • Speed limits are designed to protect everyone – drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

New Non-Functioning Traffic Light Law

User Rating:  / 0

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:

Deputy Jared Royer graduates Police Academy

User Rating:  / 0

Deputy Jared Royer

Caroline County Sheriff John "Randy" Bounds and command staff joined their new Deputy in graduating ceremonies at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. Caroline County Deputy Sheriff Jared Royer was one of eighteen law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Garrett counties who graduated in the 68th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College.

Read more: Deputy Jared Royer graduates Police...