BPD launches traffic enforcement initiative

Media Relations

Baltimore, Md. (March 28, 2024) – The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) announces its new city-wide traffic enforcement initiative effective March 29 and running through Aug. 16, 2024.

In an effort to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities, officers will be issuing citations to drivers who commit traffic violations.

The initiative is focused on areas where we have seen the highest concentration of fatal accidents and accidents with injury over the last three years. It will be evenly distributed across the city, with two to three locations selected per district.

"I am very concerned by the increase in motorists violating traffic laws and parking illegally, serious vehicle crashes and road rage incidents. These actions jeopardize public safety for everyone who uses the roadways," said Police Commissioner Richard Worley. "If you are going to drive on city streets, you need to obey the rules of the road."

The BPD will be taking a holistic approach to reduce traffic fatalities with these methods:

  • Increased focus on traffic violations
  • District and city-wide unit deployments
  • Sobriety checkpoints carried out with the assistance of partner agencies

Additionally, our Neighborhood Coordination Officers will assess environmental issues leading to traffic crashes and fatalities and will partner with city agencies to improve safety at the relevant locations.


BPD Mission Statement

The Baltimore Police Department is dedicated to upholding the Constitution and enforcing laws in a fair, impartial, and ethical manner. We commit to creating and maintaining a culture of service that builds trust and legitimacy in all communities, values the sanctity of human life, and provides for the safety and well-being of all.

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