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Report: Police Aggressively Issue Tickets On ICC

"Police officers are ticketing speeders aggressively,” Montgomery County Councilman Phil Andrews said, according to a report by The Gazette.

Speeders beware, police are ticketing the Intercounty Connector at a high rate.

Over the last three months, police officers on the ICC "issued about 10 speeding citations and warnings per day," The Gazette reported, including a total of 887 citations and warnings issued for speeding between October and December.

Montgomery County Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg said he's heard from constituents that “police officers are ticketing speeders aggressively” on the ICC, according to the report.

The ICC is patrolled by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, according to the report.

Andrews has been vocal on ICC issues of late, calling the road overpriced and underused in December.

The road's 55 mph speed limit has also come under fire. The Baltimore Sun reported in late December that an engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data. 

Read the full story on the ICC's ticketing rates on The Gazette.

SPEAK OUT: Have you or someone you know been ticketed for speeding while driving on the ICC? Do you think an increase in speed limit  on the road will reduce speeding tickets? Tell us in the comments!

Bill Redmond January 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
This isn't really news, they've been ticketing aggressively since they opened the road. It does seem to vary but I haven't been able to pick up a pattern. I'm always careful of my speed when on the ICC because you never know when they'll be out there but they will be out there.
Jim Burnetti January 17, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Can't raise revenues on the other roads - they're too crowded. (Unless they put speed cameras a half mile away from schools and artificially lower the speed limits to unrealistic values.) It's all about the money.
Meg McCormick January 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I think more drivers would be inclined to use it if they didn't patrol it so aggressively; wouldn't that offset the ticket fines? Until then - cruise control is your friend.
Native January 17, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Friends who grew up in MoCo and moved out of town now marvel at how Maryland has become such a mean little overtaxed police state.
Norman January 17, 2013 at 03:00 PM
10 Tickets per day? That comes out to two per car!
Bill Redmond January 17, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Yes, cruise control is my friend, on the ICC and other roads as well (e.g., PA Turnpike)
SKS January 17, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Our county should be referred to by its proper name: The People's Republic of Montgomery County
jnrentz1 January 18, 2013 at 04:20 PM
The ICC speed limit should bee raised to 65 mph.
jnrentz1 January 29, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Or 70 mph.
ed ruddow January 30, 2013 at 01:51 PM
If you planned a road to not be used the ICC is a classic example too low speed limit too high toll and make it an unfriendly drive by overly aggressive ticketing
Brian Klick February 02, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Just another example of taking a potentially great thing, the ICC, and ruining it with utter stupidity. There is no one on the damn thing, multiple lanes, no aggressive turns, and the speed limit is only 55. And then make the police aggressively ticket a road that presents no danger. How about using that police force on all the aggressive driving on 270 or 495? It's one thing to be driving 70mph and no cars within a 1/4 mile of you, and another to be driving 80mph and weaving in and out of traffic. I guess it's just lot easier for an officer to sit on an empty highway and ticket then to actually be proactive and go after the real accident makers.

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