Speed Cameras Coming Soon to Annapolis
The city says speed cameras will be installed by March 1 near Mills Parole and Germantown elementary schools.
The city of Annapolis announced that the first phase of speed camera installation near local schools will be completed by Friday.
The following two school zones have been chosen as the first active locations:
- From the 100 though the 500 block of Chinquapin Round Road
- From the 1900 through the 2000 block of Forest Drive
- From the 1800 through the 1900 block of Drew Street
- From the 1200 through the 1600 block of Cedar Park Road
- From the 200 through the 300 block of Windell Avenue
- From the 1600 through the 1800 block of Poplar Avenue
The speed enforcement equipment uses a radar camera programmed to capture a series of photographs of vehicles exceeding the posted limit by more than 12 mph during the weekday hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. only.
To allow drivers who live, work or travel through the area time to become more familiar with the program, warning notices will be issued to violators for the first 30 days beginning March 1. Once the grace period concludes, violators will receive a $40 citation, which may be contested in Maryland District Court.
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen cited student safety as a main reason the cameras will be installed.
"I have heard repeatedly from parents worried about the safety of their children walking to school, and they have asked the City to take action," Cohen said in a release. "Well-posted speed camera zones are proven to deter speeding and increase pedestrian safety. That's what this is all about."
Maryland law requires that the money received from the speed cameras be used for public safety programs and improving pedestrian safety.