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December 29, 2013
Let me start off by saying that I am not opposed to speed cameras by themselves. I am only opposed to speed cameras that do not accurately measure speed and/or do not provide sufficient information in their documentation to violators to prove that the speed limit was exceeded by the amount specified by law. Baltimore officials insist that the city's speed camera program is intended to protect the safety of schoolchildren and not to make money....
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 11, 1998
THIS WEEK'S crisp weather, a preview of the season to come, has given new energy to local groups returning from summer hiatus.The Riviera Community Improvement Association will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Riviera Beach Elementary School.Two timely topics for the meeting are the possibility of installing speed bumps on Carroll Road and the auto racetrack that has been proposed for the old Kennecott Copper site near Fort Smallwood and Kembo roads.RCIA spokesman Lee Archibald said about 1,500 cars a day travel Carroll Road, making it dangerous for youngsters.
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December 29, 2013
Let me start off by saying that I am not opposed to speed cameras by themselves. I am only opposed to speed cameras that do not accurately measure speed and/or do not provide sufficient information in their documentation to violators to prove that the speed limit was exceeded by the amount specified by law. Baltimore officials insist that the city's speed camera program is intended to protect the safety of schoolchildren and not to make money....
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November 14, 1997
At the request of residents, the County Commissioners have agreed to install four "traffic-calming devices" -- speed bumps -- along Carroll Highlands Road, a street that runs north of Liberty Road and ends in a court."
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | April 9, 2007
Steve McKew knows not every neighbor is fond of the changes on Hilton Avenue. But he likes the sharp turn and flashing lights at the end of his street in Catonsville's Oak Forest Park neighborhood. The curbs that jut into the street? The bumps capable of scratching the muffler of a speeding car? Even better. "It's worth any inconvenience," says McKew, president of the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council. "It's a small price to pay for saving the life of a child riding a bike or someone walking down the street."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1998
Monroe Avenue in Eldersburg, the site of a double fatality in June, will get relief from traffic woes with striping to delineate lanes and speed bumps to deter lead-foot motorists.The County Commissioners -- one of whom lives on Monroe -- debated options for nearly an hour yesterday before voting 2-1 to install four speed bumps and to paint center and curb lines on the road. Cost of work on the street, which motorists use as a quick route from congestion on Liberty Road, will be about $8,000.
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By Heather Lloyd and Heather Lloyd,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2001
Responding to an angry protest by residents of three East Baltimore blocks, a city transportation official said last night that his agency will study the need for speed bumps to combat pedestrian accidents. Residents said they have complained for years about the steep, narrow Bartlett Avenue, which results in high speeds and little room to react for drivers and pedestrians in the 600 and 700 blocks. They noted that drivers also speed in the 2000 block of Kennedy Ave. in the neighborhood north of Green Mount Cemetery.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1997
Two 11-year-old boys were hit by a car yesterday morning while on their way to an Elkridge middle school, crossing a busy street where worried neighborhood parents for years have sought a crossing guard, speed bumps and a traffic light.The children, both sixth-graders at Mayfield Woods Middle School, were attempting to cross Mayfield Avenue at Red Barn Way about 7: 53 a.m. when they were struck while in the crosswalk, a police report said. The intersection is about 250 yards south of the school.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1998
A Sykesville resident urged the County Commissioners yesterday to put speed bumps and a three-way stop sign on Monroe Avenue near the site where two teen-age cousins were killed in a car accident last month.Nimrod Davis, who lives near the scene of the accident, gave the commissioners a petition "signed by at least 95 percent of the people on the street" asking for the "traffic-calming devices" and a ban on through truck traffic.He said the county has created "a traffic monstrosity" in the Eldersburg area by trying to reduce traffic on major arteries such as Routes 26 and 32 and directing it to side streets such as Monroe Avenue.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | June 11, 2013
Construction of a mini-traffic circle began Monday at 39th Street and Canterbury Road in Tuscany-Canterbury, and is already affecting one local restaurant in a roundabout way. Dino Zeytinoglu, owner of La Famiglia, an Italian restaurant in the Broadview Apartments near the circle site, said he had a party of 106 people coming for dinner Monday night and was worried that they would have difficulty getting to the restaurant, especially on a rainy...
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June 7, 2012
I was astounded to read the letters of complaint regarding the implementation of speed bumps or humps in Howard County, particularly those opposing ones slated for Thunder Hill Road. Clearly, the person complaining does not live on Thunder Hill Road but must drive on it or why complain. I live on Thunder Hill Road so I have to ask: Are you the one who disregards the speed limit by speeding up and down the street while on the phone or texting? In the past, when we called the police, requesting that they monitor the street, they clocked drivers going from 40-65 miles per hour in a 25 MPH zone.
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By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Karen Druffel can walk outside her door in Elkridge almost anytime and find people from all over the region using the Rockburn Skills Park for mountain bikers and trail runners. The attention is impressive, considering the park is not even supposed to be fully functional until June 2, says Druffel, a volunteer with the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), which spearheaded the park's creation. "The community has been phenomenal," she said this week. "We were a bit worried because there are people who are pro-biking and people who are anti-biking.
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January 6, 2012
I agree with the letter about yielding to traffic in a circle coming from the left and blending in as soon as possible ("Yield to left at roundabout and to right at four-way stop," Catonsville Times, Jan. 4). I have found that many people needlessly come to a complete stop when they reach the circle. They are probably upset by people to their right that do not also stop and let them go. We need to be educated so that everyone knows to slow down when they reach the circle but not stop if no one is in the circle or it is possible to blend in. Another reason for driver education is the speed bumps recently added on Westchester and Rockwell avenues.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2010
Taking to the roads this week for Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a grueling experience, especially for motorists headed north on Interstate 95. While the weather is expected to be pleasant and sunny, the forecast from Delaware is decidedly bleak, with that state's transportation officials suggesting travelers avoid going through the Newark Toll Plaza for much of the holiday weekend. Robert King, a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Transportation, said the northbound toll plaza will be down to six lanes instead of the normal nine because of a reconstruction project that is intended to make traffic flow through the notorious bottleneck better — starting in the summer of 2011.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2010
The education of left-hander Brian Matusz has hit plenty of speed bumps in his rookie season, but there are signs that he's starting to figure it out. For proof, manager Buck Showalter pointed to the seventh inning of the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night in front of an announced 23,733 at U.S. Cellular Field. His pitch count at 98 heading into the inning and with the bullpen getting ready, Matusz fought back from a 2-0 count to retire cleanup hitter Paul Konerko on an infield pop-up.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
A set of speed bumps planned for Manhattan Beach Road will give motorists a jarring reminder that they're back on their neighborhood's quiet streets.Two other county roads will get the speed bumps as the Department of Public Works and county officials work to control traffic."
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Sun reporter | December 30, 2007
Sue Dailey calls Moorgate Road the Indianapolis 500. Cars whiz through her Dundalk neighborhood, building speed on the wide roads and ignoring stop signs, Dailey says. She and others in the Eastfield Stanbrook Civic Association collected signatures of neighbors who agreed that speed bumps or other road modifications, such as concrete islands, were needed. They asked Baltimore County officials to look at possible solutions. But when traffic engineers came to study the problem, they determined that the street did not qualify for the "neighborhood traffic-calming program."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | September 9, 2009
Drivers can expect to see speed-monitoring cameras operating soon in about a dozen school zones in Baltimore County, and those caught exceeding the posted speed limit by 12 mph will face a $40 fine. The County Council authorized the speed cameras in a 6-1 vote Tuesday. The council added amendments limiting the number of cameras to 15 and requiring an annual report. Councilman T. Bryan McIntire dissented, saying, "I think it's more effective to have police on duty." Administrators will have to negotiate a contract for leasing the equipment and bring that back to the council, before the cameras are installed.
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By James Gerstenzang and James Gerstenzang,Los Angeles Times | September 25, 2008
WASHINGTON - At a moment when he would otherwise be focused almost entirely on influencing the nation's decision about who succeeds him, President Bush is suddenly focused instead on doing the job himself. With his speech last night, he was sending two messages: One, to Congress and the nation, about the need to act with unprecedented alacrity on the economic bailout proposal drawn up in his name - though his hand has been barely seen in its development. And a second, to the same audience, that the coming election notwithstanding, the country has but one president at a time, and right now it is George W. Bush.
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