Baltimore adding new speed, red light cameras

City adding new speed, red light cameras (WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Baltimore City Department of Transportation officials announced on Friday the addition of 19 speed cameras and 19 red light cameras throughout the city beginning March 19.

The addition is part of the City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES) which is used to promote safe driving habits in the city. Officials say the initiative was designed to reduce speeds in school zones and decrease the number of cars running red lights.

The speed cameras systems will consist of portable and fixed cameras that detect cars going at least 12 miles per hour over the posted limit. They operate in school zones Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The new locations are:

  • Yorkwood Elementary School: 5800 - 6100 Hillen Road
  • North Bend Elementary/Middle School: 100 - 400 North Bend Road
  • Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School: 1300 - 1600 Harford Avenue
  • Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School: 1400 - 1700 Eutaw Place
  • Furman L. Templeton Elementary School: 1000 - 1300 Druid Hill Avenue
  • Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School: 1800 - 2200 North Calvert Street
  • The Mount Washington School: 5700 - 5900 Smith Avenue
  • Montebello Elementary/Middle School: 2000 - 2400 Erdman Avenue
  • Mercy High School/Leith Walk Elementary School: 1100 - 1400 East Northern Parkway
  • Alexander Hamilton Elementary School/Empowerment Academy: 2500 - 3000 Edmondson Avenue
  • Roland Park Country School, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School & Gilman School: 4800 - 5500 Roland Avenue
  • Frederick Douglass High School: 2200 - 2600 North Monroe Street
  • Barclay Elementary School: 200 - 400 East 29th Street
  • Baltimore City College High School: 1000 - 1300 East 33rd Street
  • Baltimore Collegiate School For Boys & Cardinal Shehan School: 900 - 1500 Woodbourne Avenue
  • Beechfield Elementary/Middle School: 4400 - 5100 Frederick Avenue
  • Dickey Hill Elementary: 2000 - 2200 North Forest Park Avenue
  • Patterson High School: 200 - 400 Kane Street
  • Institute of Notre Dame & Henderson-Hopkins Elementary School: 800 - 2000 East Eager Street

The red light cameras will operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The new locations are:

  • West Lombard Street and South Charles Street
  • Erdman Avenue and Federal Street
  • East 33rd Street and Loch Raven Boulevard
  • East Cold Spring Lane and York Road
  • East Fayette Street and North President Street
  • Gwynn Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road
  • Reisterstown Road and West Northern Parkway
  • Moravia Road and Sinclair Lane
  • Eutaw Street and Saratoga Street
  • Reisterstown Road and West Cold Spring Lane
  • Park Heights Avenue and West Belvedere Avenue
  • Russell Street and Bush Street
  • Russell Street and Bayard Street
  • Falls Road and West 41st Street
  • Frederick Avenue and Beechfield Avenue
  • East Madison Street and North Broadway
  • East Monument Street and North Broadway
  • Dundalk Avenue and O'Donnell Street
  • The Alameda and East Cold Spring Lane

A speed camera violation runs at $40, while the red light camera fine is $75.

The program came back last year after being suspended in April 2013 when an audit revealed at least 10 percent of tickets were issued erroneously.

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