Ocean City Special Event Zone
Tuesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 27
OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 21, 2020): With thousands of car enthusiasts in our resort community this week, Ocean City will be designated a Special Event Zone beginning Tuesday, September 22 through Sunday, September 27, during the Pop-Up Car Rally.
The Special Event Zone reduces established speed limits in the zone and increases fines for violations. In addition, 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.
During this time frame, citizens should expect to see a large police presence as officers from multiple allied agencies will be assisting the Ocean City Police Department. Officers from the Ocean City Police Department, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, and Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office will be strictly enforcing all traffic laws.
Spectators are urged to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic and should not incite the spinning of wheels or “burn-outs” by motorists. Officers will enforce all laws for spectators who incite drivers, as well as enforce the violations with the driver. Further, with high pedestrian traffic expected, pedestrians are urged to Walk Smart! and always use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Wait for the signal to change and be sure that drivers see you while crossing.
For more information on the Ocean City Special Event Zones, visit www.oceancitymd.gov/specialeventzone.