BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Dozens of new speed and red light cameras are set to flood Baltimore in just a few weeks.
Thirty-eight speed and red light cameras will go up in school zones and at intersections around the city, looking for violators behind the wheel. Six cameras will monitor large trucks driving in restricted areas.
“What cameras do is they give us a consistent level of enforcement,” said Robert Liberati with the Baltimore City Department of Transporation.
The added cameras will bring the city’s total to nearly 100.
“We have gotten an enormous amount of requests from the community asking for cameras, asking for protection,” Liberati said.
A stretch of Roland Park Avenue will see one of the cameras — a relief to parents with kids at nearby schools.
“The mornings are very, very bad,” said Baltimore resident Marsha Dichiara.
The cameras will be the first installed since the city reinstated the camera program last year.
The system was plagued by error problems the first time, but leaders say this time, all violations will now go through two sets of eyes before drivers are notified.
The cameras can now capture still and video images of violations.
Some who have been dealing with speeders for years hope cameras can curb the problem in their neighborhood.
“We actually had Baltimore City Police park in our driveway for about a week to try and stop the cars from turning and they didn’t even realize the police people were there,” Dichiara said.
More than $12 million dollars in fines have been collected since the cameras went back online in August.
City leaders say they’ll monitor complaints and crashes to see if more cameras are needed.
“Obviously, when people know where they are, they start to slow down and that’s the goal,” Liberati said.
Fines for speed cameras will cost $40 while red light camera tickets will run $75. The cameras go into effect March 19.
The following speed camera locations will operate Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
- 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
Red light enforcement cameras are being added on March 19, too.
• 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