Traffic Safety

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The Bowie Police Department is participating in a region-wide initiative to improve pedestrian safety.


The Bowie Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education and enforcement. The Traffic Unit 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
  • Child safety seat inspections
  • Commercial motor vehicle inspections
We also partner with other agencies participating in special initiatives such as Smooth Operator, Click it or Ticket, and Check Point Strike Force.

Reporting Traffic-Related Concerns

The Bowie Police Department recognizes that one of the top concerns from citizens 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.

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 regarding:
  • Traffic Citations
  • Cell phones and driving
  • "Move Over" law
  • Speed enforcement cameras in school zones and work zones
  • Text messaging while driving
  • Child passenger safety
Learn more about traffic safety and control.