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On The Agenda: November 2021 By President Karen M. Coakley

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

Racing Cars with illegal mufflers; drivers closing roads to do stunt driving tricks… did I mention racing! Groups of ten or more drivers racing up and down highways and local roads. Drivers who pass in the emergency pull-out lanes on the side of highway then zigzag from left to right cutting off everyone and anyone in their path. This is not just a Beltsville problem...this is a regional problem and the fines and penalties currently on the books are a slap on the wrist. Twice in the past 7 months roads in the Beltsville area have been closed down for the stunt drivers to do their tricks. My concerns are what happens to the Fire Department and the Police who are trying to respond to a situation that could be life threatening. Like the rest of us they are stuck in traffic until the stunt drivers decide to depart. Delegate Mary Lehman is working on legislation to add stiffer penalties and fines. Please join our virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. The Zoom Meeting information will be posted on and the Beltsville News Facebook page:

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The holidays are just around the corner please Do not leave valuables in your car or packages on your porch. If you have a community concern I can be reached at 301-741-7672

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