Baltimore speed camera program set to make a comeback
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore City's speed camera program is being revived with 10 new portable cameras being installed near schools.
The speed and red light program was suspended several years ago in Baltimore amid complaints about faulty cameras and other glitches.
But the city's automated traffic violation enforcement system will officially begin Monday with a 30-day warning period.
Motorists who exceed the speed limit by 12 miles an hour will be issued warning citations.
Robert Liberati, director of the program, said: "It'll say it's a warning and give you an opportunity to change your driving habits before you get a fine."
Two speed cameras have been installed on West Coldspring Lane near Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
Two other speed cameras have been installed on Gwynns Falls Parkway near Gwynns Falls Elementary School and Frederick Douglass High School.
Additional speed cameras are being installed at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School on Moravia Road, Holy Angels Catholic School on South Caton Avenue, Edmondson Westside High School on Edmondson Avenue and Glenmount Elementary/Middle School on Walther Avenue.
Motorists who exceed the speed limit by 12 miles an hour on those streets after 30 days will be issued a $40 ticket in the mail.