As the BOCC liaison to the Sheriff’s Office, I am forwarding you our plan for a proactive enforcement effort on Route 15 at Hayward Road. The attached email will show you the numbers of property damage, personal injury, and fatal crashes at that intersection from January 2008 through June 9, 2010. Also, you will see the number of vehicle stops made by this office over the same period at that intersection. Keeping in mind that Maryland State Police has primary enforcement responsibility on Rt. 15, we have been very active at that location.
We are going to focus our Smooth Operator enforcement efforts during June and July (SHA grant monies) on this corridor of Route 15. In addition, I am going to direct operations to assign a marked patrol unit to be present along that stretch of Rt. 15 south each morning for the next few months. With school now out for the summer, we will assign a Deputy from the SRO Program to be there to each morning, to slow down traffic approaching Hayward Road and to target aggressive drivers. I think that over the next few months we can make a positive impact on the speed of traffic approaching that intersection and hopefully eliminate serious crashes. We will begin Monday June 14th.
Please share this with your fellow commissioners and our county managers.
Here is what I found. This link below shows a 6:30 minute clip on planned changes to the intersection. It involves SHA and officials from Frederick City. Some changes will begin this Fall and be completed by Winter. Below are the stats I found in I-leads. Please let me know if you would like me to do anything further. We can talk about enforcement of the intersection in person whenever you want. I also have several other documents which I will copy and give to Sophia that goes along with this report.
Also, we have 4 waves of Smooth Operator grant money already scheduled. I just instructed Lt. Robeson that the deputies working the first two waves in June and July (Eleven, 3 hr blocks in the 6-9 A.M. and 330-630 P.M. ) should focus on this intersection/corridor of Rt. 15 only. Thanks. Troy.
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office- Rt. 15 @ Hayward Rd intersection -From January 1, 2008 to June 9, 2010
Vehicle Stops - 160
10-50 Property Damage- 6
10-50 Personal Injury- 0
10-57 Hit & Run PD- 1
10-57 Hit& Run PI- 0
10-50 Fatal- 0 (One Recon Assist on 06-8-10 that I’m aware of, at request of MSP)
Vehicle Stops- Unknown
10-50 Property Damage- 61
10-50 Personal Injury- 24
10-57 Hit & Run PD- 2
10-57 Hit& Run PI- 0
10-50 Fatal- 1
Note: According to FNP article in today’s paper, In May, officers patrolling the area for about 30 hours issued 84 citations and 60 warnings, Kitzinger said. Two people traveling south on U.S. 15 have died in crashes at the intersection since 2004, according to an analysis compiled by the State Highway Administration.