Special Event Zone announced in OC ahead of Cruisin event

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Town of Ocean City will be designated as a Special Event Zone next week, as Cruisin’ Ocean City comes back to town.

The Special Event Zone will start on Tuesday, May 17th, and continue through Sunday, May 22nd. During this time, speed limits will be reduced and fines for violations will be increased. Additionally, legislation signed in 2020 allows for increased penalties for specific motor vehicle violations. Similar to a Construction Zone, violators will face increased fines, or in some cases, arrest.

Citizens should expect to see a significant police presence as officers from multiple allied agencies will help the Ocean City Police Department. Officers with the OCPD, Maryland State Police, and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will strictly enforce all traffic laws, and significant traffic congestion and alternate traffic patterns are anticipated throughout the weekend.

Spectators are urged to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic and should not incite the spinning of wheels or “burnouts” by motorists. Officers will enforce all laws for spectators who incite drivers and enforce the violations with the driver.

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