By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the temperature rises, so does the traffic on Ocean City roads with tourists heading for the beach. But travelers should beware of a Special Event Zone in place because of a motor event in the city.

Ocean City will be designated a Special Event Zone starting Thursday through Sunday during the 31st annual Cruisin’ Ocean City car show

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The zone establishes reduced speed limits in the zone and increases fines for violations. The city said the legislation signed in 2020 allows for increased penalties for specific motor vehicle violations.

Violators will face increased fines or, in some cases, arrest.

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The city said citizens should expect to see a large police presence as officers from multiple other agencies will be helping the Ocean City Police Department.

They urge spectators to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic and “should not incite the spinning of wheels or ‘burn-outs’ by motorists,”

For more information on the Ocean City Special Event Zones, visit www.oceancitymd.gov/specialeventzone.

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CBS Baltimore Staff