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Sobriety Checkpoints for 4th of July Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoints for 4th of July Weekend

An increased amount of motorists and pedestrians will be traveling throughout Maryland for the holiday weekend and Prince George's County wants to make sure they arrive safely to their destinations. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes,The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the central portion of the County on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. as part of a safe 4th of July holiday weekend.

Each year drunk driving is a major cause of injury and fatal collisions. The objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and encourage all drivers to designate a sober driver if they choose to drink.

For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

GM Showcases Safety and Style at Fed Ex Field

GM Showcases Safety and Style at Fed Ex Field

On Friday, June 24th, at FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Md., over 50 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC model including the award-winning Chevy Volt – will be on site and available for you to view, compare and test drive, all in one place. Chevrolet, Buick and GMC are committed to protecting drivers and passengers before, during and after a crash.

In addition, a professional driver with GMC will simulate the loss of control of a vehicle, so you can see how safety systems like StabiliTrak help keep a car on the road. Chevrolet will also have a crashed Cruze on display, and Buick will show a vehicle cut-away to explain Rollover Mitigation Technology

Prince George’s County Executive Baker Declares Fuel Cost Emergency Surcharge for Taxi Fares


This story comes to us from Carol Terry:


Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Least Expensive Gas in Suitland According to GasBuddy

Lowest Gas Prices in Suitland-Silver Hill

Cherry Blossom Traffic Pattern

This community notice comes to us from the U.S. Park Police:

Prince George's County Conducting Pothole and Litter Blitz

Susan D. Hubbard sends us this story:


Prince George’s County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is conducting a countywide Pothole and Litter Blitz continuing through Friday, March 18, 2011.  The goal is to identify and fill potholes on and remove litter from all county-maintained roadways.