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Cheapest Gas Price in Chevy Chase

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Chevy Chase is $3.099 at Chevy Chase CITGO.  This gas station is located at 8505 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

FREE Vehicle Inspections / FREE Child Safety Seat Inspections

October is National Car Care Awareness Month

Montgomery College and its Industry partners are celebrating by offering Free Car Inspection Lanes to the public.  These inspections are provided by local repair shops and their ASE Certified Repair Technicians who volunteer their time to conduct the inspections.  When the inspection is complete the technician will discuss the items inspected with the vehicle owner, answer questions and make recommendations.  The inspection takes about 15-20 minutes.  Items inspected are: Tires, Fluids, Batteries, Wipers, Belts, Pulleys, Hoses, Air Filters, Lights (both dash & exterior lights).  Just in time for winter!

“Move Over” Law Now In Effect

On October 1st, a newly enacted law went into effect throughout the state of Maryland.  It has been referred to as the “Move-Over” law and is designed to increase the safety of first responders stopped alongside the roadways throughout the State. 

The purpose of this law is to provide an increased layer of separation between the law enforcement officer, fire/rescue personnel, and/or motorists stopped on the shoulder of a highway.  This is accomplished by motorists either safely moving out of the travel lane next to where the emergency vehicle - operating it’s emergency lights is, or if that is not possible, to reduce their speed while passing the stopped emergency vehicle.

 

Under Transportation Article Title 21, Section 405 (e):

Slurry Sealing Work to Begin Wednesday, September 29

The Town’s street maintenance contractor, Slurry Pavers, Inc., will be performing roadway improvements beginning September 29, weather dependent.  A map showing the locations of the work can be found here.  Slurry sealing involves applying a protective coating on asphalt pavement.  It is a cost-effective maintenance procedure intended to extend the life of older roads that are still structurally sound. 

Maryland Cell Phone Ban Begins

Maryland residents and those residents who travel through Maryland need to know that on Friday, October 1, 2010 (this Friday) - cell phone use will become illegal while driving. The offense will be a "secondary" offense, meaning that offenders can only be cited with it if they are pulled over for another primary offense like speeding or running a red light.

Beginning on Friday, people who wish to make a call while driving MUST use a hands free device. The fine will be $40 for the first offense and $100 for subsequent violations of the law.

Texting while driving has been illegal for some time now and already carries a fine.

Maryland is following suit with several other states with cellular phone bans while in operation of a motor vehicle, but it is one of the only (if not the only) state to list the law as a "secondary" offense.

If You Are Wondering Where the Speed Cam Money is Going, Here's An Example...

Chevy Chase Village will officially break ground on the Brookville Road Sidewalk Project on Saturday, October 2, at 9:00 a.m. The groundbreaking will take place along the sidewalk’s path located in front of the Brookville Road Park at the intersection of Brookville Road and Quincy Street. The current effort to install a pedestrian sidewalk along Brookville Road began five years ago in response to residents’ requests for a sidewalk along Brookville Road between East Irving Street and the existing sidewalk installed by the Village
of Martin’s Additions. The installation of this sidewalk is fully funded by revenues from Chevy Chase Village’s SafeSpeed Program (photo speed monitoring cameras).