Operation Centipede Targets Aggressive Holiday Drivers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Operation Centipede Targets Aggressive Holiday Drivers

Play associated audio
Maryland State Trooper Car Ready for Operation Centipede
Maryland State Trooper Car Ready for Operation Centipede

By Rebecca Sheir

Motorists in Maryland, beware! State Troopers are using a special strategy to catch aggressive drivers this long holiday weekend.

It's called Operation Centipede. And it was started by Lieutenant Clifford Hughes.

"Every mile or every two miles, you're gonna run into a Trooper," Hughes explains. "So Troopers are basically leaping over one another, sort of like a centipede game."

Or, like a centipede with lots of legs, the Troopers just keep coming and coming.

The Troopers have used Operation Centipede on all major holiday weekends since February 2008. And Hughes says it's worked.

"Throughout every holiday period since we've implemented this program, we haven't had any traffic fatalities," he says.

Hughes hopes this holiday won't be any different.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 22

Forget a white Christmas. This week, you can see an art exhibit and musical that explode with color.

NPR

Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."
NPR

Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.
NPR

What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.