This week I noticed a set of flashing lights go by me; it was the Laurel PD pulling over a driver. I know the highway had always been out of town thus not in the Laurel PD’s jurisdiction.
I questioned Laurel’s operation manager Jamie Smith and found out she has brokered an agreement with the state for the Town of Laurel to enforce traffic on U.S. 13 from Delaware Avenue to Camp Road on Georgetown Road to the end of Station 7 (formerly Bargain Bills) property.
The enforcement began Monday; the first vehicle stopped was doing 98 in a 55 mph zone. The policeman must have thought he had died and gone to heaven and found a gold mine on the way up.
Jamie says the town will not lower the 55 mph speed limit as many other towns do; but once the town gets a smell of that new money I wouldn’t bet on it not being lowered. Lot of straight open road between Seaford and Delmar to get to Laurel, plenty of time to open ‘er up!