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:

Caroline Sheriff's Office on the dangers of speeding

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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.

Sheriff's Office Records Division Employee Receives Award

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Dawn Cordrey with her HusbandMid-Shore Pro Bono (MSPB) recently honored the volunteer attorneys who enable the organization to assist low-income residents of five Mid-Shore counties with civil legal matters. Its annual Pro Bono Awards Reception was held on October 27 at The Milestone in Easton, hosted together with Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence.

Executive Director Sandy Brown and Board President Jesse Hammock presented plaques to the Mid-Shore Pro Bono award recipients, along with citations from local legislators.

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Deputy Jared Royer graduates Police Academy

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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.

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2011 Torch Run was a success

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2011 Law Enforcement Torch RunOn June 8th, 2011, The Easton Police Department hosted the Talbot County leg of the 2011 Maryland Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Members of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff John R. Bounds, were in attendance to take part in the event.

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