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Title: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: treichard on October 05, 2009, 05:17:27 PM
Rather recently, the work zone speed limit signs along I-695 near the Charles St. interchange replacement project received a new, lower yellow tab: SPEED LIMIT 50 PHOTO ENFORCED.

Pretty much no one is going below 55 anyway.
Title: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: mefailenglish on October 05, 2009, 05:58:02 PM
Rather recently, the work zone speed limit signs along I-695 near the Charles St. interchange replacement project received a new, lower yellow tab: SPEED LIMIT 50 PHOTO ENFORCED.

Pretty much no one is going below 55 anyway.
They're doing the same thing on I-95 in the ICC construction zone, except they left the speed limit at 65.  The "PHOTO ENFORCED" warning seemed to be unheeded by 99.9% of traffic this morning, and I didn't notice any flash bulbs going off, so......
Title: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: mightyace on October 05, 2009, 06:17:23 PM
Rather recently, the work zone speed limit signs along I-695 near the Charles St. interchange replacement project received a new, lower yellow tab: SPEED LIMIT 50 PHOTO ENFORCED.

Pretty much no one is going below 55 anyway.
They're doing the same thing on I-95 in the ICC construction zone, except they left the speed limit at 65.  The "PHOTO ENFORCED" warning seemed to be unheeded by 99.9% of traffic this morning, and I didn't notice any flash bulbs going off, so......

I guess they got their "PHOTO ENFORCED" signs from the same company that used to supply Radio Shack with the phony "Security System" stickers.  :sombrero:
Title: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: froggie on October 05, 2009, 07:10:54 PM
Sounds to me like preliminaries.  While Maryland's new speed camera law allows their use in highway work zones, there's still a vetting process whereby their use needs to be approved by the local jurisdiction.  WTOP ran a story (http://www.wtop.com/?nid=598&sid=1773785) about it last week, and noted that only 3 jurisdictions...Baltimore City and County, and the city of Frederick...were close to approval.

I'm not sure how the law applies to SHA's work zones.
Title: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: treichard on October 06, 2009, 02:07:38 AM
Here's how the SHA says the work zone speed camera program will work.
http://www.sha.state.md.us/OC/Speed_camera_law_fact_sheet.pdf (http://www.sha.state.md.us/OC/Speed_camera_law_fact_sheet.pdf)
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: treichard on October 15, 2009, 11:36:24 AM
From the Baltimore Sun:
"People receiving fines can challenge the tickets, but they also will be able to sign on to the city's Web site and, using their ticket number, watch the video or see the pictures of their car going by the camera."
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bal-md.hermann15oct15,0,7548461.story?track=rss (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bal-md.hermann15oct15,0,7548461.story?track=rss)

Is this a typical service when cameras are involved, elsewhere or for red-light cameras?
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: hbelkins on October 15, 2009, 02:40:47 PM

They're doing the same thing on I-95 in the ICC construction zone, except they left the speed limit at 65.  The "PHOTO ENFORCED" warning seemed to be unheeded by 99.9% of traffic this morning, and I didn't notice any flash bulbs going off, so......

I noticed those signs on I-95 in the ICC zone during my recent trip, and kept my speed at 65 mph. I nearly got run over; very few were heeding the 65 mph limit. I don't remember my radar detector going off through the area so they must not have the cameras in place. I presume the speed would be measured by radar or laser.
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: Alex on November 26, 2009, 11:57:28 PM
Md. extends grace period to speeders (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/02/AR2009110202131.html)

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The two mobile cameras will be rotated among work zones across the state. Large signs warning that the cameras are in use are placed in advance of the work zones. So far, they have been used in three locations: Interstate 95 between Routes 198 and 212 (the ICC work zone) in Montgomery County; Interstate 695 at Charles Street in Baltimore County; and a work zone at I-95 near White Marsh.
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: treichard on December 02, 2009, 05:40:56 PM
1400+ speeding tickets issued in speed cam construction zones:
http://wjz.com/local/speed.cameras.schools.2.1345621.html

The pilot program has already generated at least $56k in tickets.
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: NJRoadfan on January 03, 2010, 08:53:38 PM
1400+ speeding tickets issued in speed cam construction zones:
http://wjz.com/local/speed.cameras.schools.2.1345621.html

The pilot program has already generated at least $56k in tickets.

And they are really milking the "construction zone" for the ICC interchange. They have the photo enforcement extended all the way down to the I-95/495 interchange. Didn't see any mobile photo trucks at either I-95 construction zone today heading north or last Sunday heading south. Nobody seemed to care either judging by how fast some foks drove.
Title: Re: Photo Enforced Speed Limits in Maryland
Post by: froggie on January 03, 2010, 09:56:12 PM
The zone, in my experience, does not extend south of MD 212.  Nevermind that drivers may be "milking" the rules in the sense that they can't issue tickets unless you're going 12 over.