Maryland Aggressive Driving Campaign

There is a commercial on local radio discussing aggressive driving in which things like speeding and tailgating are discussed. The commercial talks about this ailment and indicates the cure is tickets and fines.

About a month ago I was traveling on MD Route 40 in Harford County about 0600 during the work week. I was on my way to work and traffic was moderately heavy. A Maryland State Trooper in a marked vehicle entered my area at a high rate of speed, followed close to me and then abruptly changed lanes in order to get ahead of me. He continued to speed in and out of traffic tailgating and zipping in and out just to get ahead of other people.

It is obvious he was not on an emergency call as his emergency lights were not on. If he were on a call then it was not an emergency. If the call does not warrant emergency lights it does not warrant driving like that (and even using lights requires prudence when driving).

At least if he had his lights on people would know to get out of his way. In this instance people did not know what was going on. Several tried to move but his actions made him unpredictable.

If you are charged with upholding the law then you are obligated to follow it. The description in the commercial fit this police officer to a T and he, according to the radio spot, should have been ticketed.

As a public service I will disclose that the car had an aviation tag and the number was F-20.

Would one of the law abiding officers be so kind as to go write him an aggressive driving ticket so he can be cured?

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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One Response to “Maryland Aggressive Driving Campaign”

  1. Barbara says:

    I am sure he thinks he is above the law. According to how you explain what happened, think he might be be driving drunk, on crack or just plain ignorant or all the above.