Speed Cameras Coming to Calvert School Zones - Southern Maryland Headline News

Speed Cameras Coming to Calvert School Zones

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 12, 2016)—Automated speed cameras are coming soon to public school zones in Calvert County. The cameras will be portable and placed in designated school zones throughout the county with a posted speed limit of at least 20 miles per hour. The first camera locations will be Mill Creek Middle School, Northern High School, and Mt. Harmony Elementary.

The program is managed by the sheriff's office. In a public statement released today, police say the cameras are being implemented to reduce traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and save lives.

The fine for violating the posted speed limit is $40.00 for each violation. Violators traveling 12 miles over the posted speed limit will activate the speed camera which will result in a violation notice being issued via the US Mail. All violators may pay the fine or request a court date to contest violation notices. During the implementation of the County's program, which will begin on July, 18, 2016 there will be a 30-day period where only warnings will be issued. After that period, fines will be issued to violators.

Photo violations do not result in points and cannot be used to increase a person's insurance rates. Operation of school zone cameras is restricted to Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Calvert County entered into an agreement with the Brekford Corporation to provide and maintain the speed cameras.

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