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Information and Camera Locations for Montgomery County's Automated Red Light and SafeSpeed Enforcements


Speed Camera

 
Red Light Camera Enforcement is an automated photo enforcement program that helps enforce traffic laws and reduce red light violations. The goal of the red light camera enforcement is to reduce traffic violations thereby decreasing traffic collisions.
  • Enforcement cameras function 24 hrs per day/7 days a week.
  • Registered owner of vehicle receives a $75.00 civil citation.
  • No points will be issued against the vehicle owner’s driving record.
  • Failure to pay fines will result in one’s inability to renew the vehicle registration.‚Äč

     Pay a red light camera ticket   here.

     Have questions?   Contact the Automated Traffic Enforcement Unit, or call 240-773-6050.

Safe Speed Montgomery County’s automated speed enforcement program, Safe Speed, enforces speed limits in residential areas with a speed limit of 35 mph or less and in school zones with any speed limit.

Pay a Safe Speed ticket  here .

Process for the selection of locations for placement of Safe Speed Camera

The Montgomery County Police Department’s Safe Speed program has incorporated the following methodology for selecting locations for enforcement:

Roadways where cameras are placed follow criterion initially set forth by the enabling Maryland state law, Traffic Article 21-809, which restricts their placement to:

  •  residential roads with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less
  •  school zones

If the location in question is, in fact, a residential road with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less or in a school zone, the following process is in place for selecting locations for Safe Speed cameras:

1. Pre-enforcement verification: Consists of requests from citizens, homeowners associations (HOA), legislatures, County Council members, and traffic officers as well as recurring problems, collisions, and other contributing factors (such as speeding, site surveys, and pedestrian proximity); community and environmental concerns such as location features (churches/synagogues, schools, public facilities, etc.), and pedestrian activity.

2. Data collection: Several sources of data collection (listed above) are culled and narrowed to stretches of roadways where there is believed to be a concentration of speeding problems.

3. Data analysis: Collected data is analyzed and reviewed by Automated Traffic Enforcement Unit staff, the Citizen Advisory Board for Traffic Issues (CAB-TI), and the Director of MCP’s Traffic Division. The Traffic Division Director has final approval.

4. Traffic Division Director site visit: Once a potential site has been completely evaluated and all data has been analyzed, a site visit is made to make a final determination whether the potential site will be presented to CAB-TI for review. This visit may include a review of the following:

  • Residential, school zone, or commercial location
  • Roadway grade (curve, hill, straight).
  • Proper signage (Is the speed limit posted , are there signs noting a change in speed limit, are there photo-enforced signs posted, etc?).
  • CAB-TI – Evaluates/considers these factors:
  • Crash endangerment – number of crashes in the designated area
  • Speed endangerment – Metro counts, etc.
  • Environmental factors – areas where the equipment can be safely set up and operated
  • Traffic-volume metrics – total number of vehicles passing through a selected survey location between rush hour and non-rush hour periods
  • Prioritizes the roads by contributing factors – What is the pedestrian proximity on a potential speed enforcement road/deployment location? For example: schools, bus stops, playgrounds, pools, sidewalks, retirement facilities, crosswalks.

Local Designee for the 2014 Speed Monitoring System Reform Act

The Speed Monitoring System Reform Act of 2014 requires a local jurisdiction that authorizes a program of speed monitoring systems to designate an official or employee to investigate and respond to questions or concerns about the local jurisdiction’s speed monitoring system program. The local designee shall review a citation generated by a speed monitoring system if the person who received the citation requests review before the deadline for contesting liability under the speed monitoring systems statute. If the local designee determines that the citation is an erroneous violation, the local designee shall void the citation.

Contact information for Montgomery County, Maryland’s local designee:

Montgomery County Police Local Designee
Attn: David McBain
100 Edison Park Drive, 3rd Floor
G
aithersburg, MD 20878
Email: Local.Designee@Montgomerycountymd.gov

Phone: 240-773-6050

Have a questions?  Contact the Automated Traffic Enforcement Unit
Main Office – 240-773-6050-

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