Town of Ocean City Preparing for Pop-up Car Rally Expected Sept. 24-26
OCEAN CITY, Md. – (Sept. 16, 2021): The Town of Ocean City is preparing for a pop-up car rally, expected to take place the weekend of Sept. 24-26. In anticipation of this unauthorized event, Ocean City is urging residents and visitors to exercise caution in Ocean City this weekend. The event is expected to bring large crowds, excessive noise and extreme traffic delays, and the Ocean City Police Department will be increasing law enforcement presence throughout the town.
Ocean City has established a Special Event Zone that will be in place from Sept. 21-27, intended to help deter dangerous driving and motor violations by lowering speed limits and increasing fines and penalties. Significant traffic congestion, alternate traffic patterns, a high volume of pedestrians and a heavy police presence is anticipated throughout the weekend. Similar to a Construction Zone, violators of the Special Event Zone will face increased fines, or in some cases arrest.
“The safety of our residents and visitors is always our top priority, and we want everyone to be aware of the pop-up car rally that is expected to take place in Ocean City the weekend of Sept. 24-26. We urge you to please exercise caution if you’re in Ocean City this weekend,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “The Town of Ocean City is doing everything in our power to deter the dangerous driving, large crowds and disorderly conduct that we have unfortunately seen during this pop-up rally in the past. This is something we take very seriously, and we will be increasing law enforcement presence throughout town to protect our community and maintain safety.”
Residents and visitors can access FAQs about the pop-up car rally, as well as the Special Event Zone that will be in effect on the Town of Ocean City’s website at https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/police/special-event-zone/.