Traffic Safety

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The Bowie Police Department Traffic Safety Officer is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education and enforcement. The Traffic Officer enforces traffic laws, responds to traffic collisions, and handles specific traffic related concerns from citizens.

This unit conducts:
  • Accident investigation
  • Radar / Laser speed enforcement
  • DUI enforcement
  • Commercial motor vehicle inspections
We also partner with other agencies participating in special initiatives such as Smooth Operator, Click it or Ticket, Pedestrian Safety Street Smart, and Check Point Strike Force.

Reporting Traffic-Related Concerns

The Bowie Police Department recognizes that one of the top concerns from residents is traffic on neighborhood streets. If you have any concerns or information regarding traffic safety, please call the Non-Emergency Call Center at 240-544-5700 or visit the city's online service request system.

Traffic Law Changes

There have been several recent changes in the Maryland motor vehicle laws which may affect everyday driving. View a summary of changes

Traffic Calming Measures

Decisions about the installation of traffic calming measures, such as speed humps, are managed by the Public Works Department, To learn more about the City's Traffic Calming Policy, visit the Department of Public Works Engineering and Traffic Calming Measures.