Local Police Agencies Address Excessive Exhaust Noise on 355
On the evening on June 8, Maryland State Police, Montgomery County Police, Gaithersburg Police, and Rockville Police formed a joint initiative to combat loud exhaust & excessive speed violations on 355 from Professional Drive to Edmonston Drive.
The June 8th initiative resulted in 105 traffic stops and 42 citations. A similar initiative was held on April 20th that resulted in 68 citations.
Full press release below:
Law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County continue to receive numerous complaints about vehicles with modified exhausts and racing vehicles traveling throughout the Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville and Montgomery County. Many of these types of vehicles gather at non-permitted car shows and other locations within City limits & other parts of the County. These loud & racing vehicles pose a traffic safety risk and affect the quality of life of our residents and visitors.
In a second joint operation to address these concerns, allied officers and troopers from the Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack ‘N’, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the Montgomery County Police Department, Rockville City Police Department, and Gaithersburg Police formed an initiative to combat loud exhaust & excessive speed violations. It took place during the evening of June 8.
The focus of the operation was once again along Maryland Route 355, from Professional Drive in Gaithersburg to Edmonston Drive in Rockville. Troopers from the Rockville Barrack and officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police & Montgomery County Police concentrated their efforts along the entire stretch, while officers from Gaithersburg Police concentrated on the portion between Professional Drive and Shady Grove Road. Officers from the Rockville City Police focused on the stretch from Shady Grove Road to Edmonston Drive.
Overall, the combined efforts yielded the following results:
- 105 Traffic Stops
- 42 Traffic Citations
- 101 Written Warnings
- 41 Safety Equipment Repair Orders
- 2 Civil Citations