Two speed cameras in operation near Baltimore County schools

Tickets with fine of $40 triggered by motorists traveling 12 mph faster than limit

February 26, 2010|By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com

After some delay, Baltimore County officials are operating two of 15 proposed speed cameras.

One focuses on westbound lanes on the 7000 block of Dunman Way near Dundalk Middle School and Dundalk Elementary School, while the other is trained on eastbound lanes of the 1200 block of Sulphur Spring Road in Halethorpe, near Arbutus Middle School. The cameras went into operation Monday.

Baltimore County Council approved legislation Sept. 8 authorizing speed cameras in up to 15 school zones. The cameras will operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, including during summer months when schools are not in session. Any tickets issued as a result of images captured are classified as civil, with a fine of $40 and no points on drivers' records.

Tickets will be triggered by motorists traveling at least 12 mph over the posted speed limit. In the first 30 days of the cameras' operation, only warnings will be issued.

Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the county police, said Friday that the remaining cameras should be up and running by March 31.

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