February 29, 2024

Maryland State Troopers Still Don’t Get It

Maryland State Troopers in Bus Parking at Maryland House.

Maryland State Troopers in Bus Parking at Maryland House.

On the way back from a multi-coach move to Washington, DC on Wednesday (5/27/09), we pulled into the Maryland House on I-95 for a short break. Once again, there were Maryland State Trooper cars parked in the bus parking area — four of them. And I remembered to take pictures this time. I spoke briefly with one of the troopers as they came out of the rest stop; he was very friendly until I asked him why they were parked in the bus parking area. Then he became very defensive and brusk, telling me to call the state police barracks if I had a complaint. And quickly climbed into his car and took off, right past all the trucks parked illegally in the bus overflow parking. Apparently nothing has changed. License numbers of the cars included M 17, M 23, M 35, and M 40.

About Bob Bergey

Bob has been driving motorcoaches since 2002, in every state east of the Mississippi and a few west, as well as the four southeastern-most provinces of Canada. In addition to driving, he's an avid photographer (and former professional), enjoys writing and technology.


  1. Dave King says:

    That’s a great “tell it all photo” !!

  2. Park the bus in front of the illegally parked state owned vehicles. If they write a citation for the bus parking in a bus parking zone (I do not think they will do so) contact the state Tourism and the MSP barracks to clear this up. As a former state trooper from Georgia (we can read) I can’t see these troopers wanting you or anybody else to complain when those rest areas have auto parking closer to the doors. Continue to take photos.