Glen Burnie, MD (Arundel.news & AAFA)- In the wake of multiple serious and fatal crashes on the Arundel Expressway, also known as Maryland Route 10, County Police are conducting extra safety patrols. The 7.17 mile stretch of winding roadway linking Pasadena and Severna Park to the I-695 exchange in Glen Burnie, has been witness to countless collisions since its initial construction began in the 1970's. With each additional extension of the roadway, speeds increased, along with the number of fatalities caused by accidents.
On Saturday 3/20/21, a Pasadena woman suffered fatal injuries and two children in the car were also seriously injured during a crash on northbound MD Route 10, near the Ordinance Road exit. Police say speed was a factor in that crash. According to sources close to the case, the group was headed to a special event. Another source with ties to the victims, reached out to Arundel News privately, requesting a reminder to the community to watch their speeds and obey traffic laws.
In response to that accident and several other recent motor vehicle collisions, Anne Arundel County Police set up an enforcement zone Friday. During the morning hours of 3/26/21 patrol made 15 stops on MD Route 10. 5 drivers were ticketed, 9 received warnings and 1 safety equipment repair order was issued. According to Anne Arundel County Police, "Commercial Vehicle Inspectors conducted roving inspections resulting in 10 violations and placing 1 commercial vehicle out of service."
Police say they will be continuing traffic safety enforcement of aggressive and distracted driving throughout the county. Citizens observing any vehicles operated in a careless or reckless manner are asked to contact the police department by calling or texting 911 or the non-emergency number- 410 222-8610.