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Ocean City, Md. tackles H2oi car rally 2021 with new tactics

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In under four weeks, Ocean City will likely be filled with drag racing, excessive drinking, cars doing donuts and other unruly behaviors as thousands head to town for unofficial H2Oi.

The Motor Event Task Force met Friday to share Ocean City’s plans to mitigate crime and harm at this year’s unsanctioned car rally.

H2Oi was once an organized car show in the region. Though the official event has since moved to New Jersey, many car enthusiasts continue to celebrate on the Eastern Shore.

Last year’s H2Oi resulted in more than 500 cases of charges filed in Worcester County, not including minor traffic citations. Ocean City accounted for 396 of those cases.

A screenshot of the traffic cam at 61st Street and Coastal Highway looking south around 9:30 p.m on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Ocean City.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said the town has based its plan to handle this year’s H2Oi on what it learned from previous years.

Here’s what you can expect at H2Oi 2021:

Reduced speed limits in Worcester County

The town of Ocean City will become a special event zone from Tuesday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 26.

During this time, all speed limits over 30 mph will be reduced to 30 mph.

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service