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8,800 speed cameras citations issued in 6 weeks


Monday, January 18, 2010
State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says the aim is to change drivers' behavior and get them to slow down in work zones. (Associated Press)
State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says the aim is to change drivers' behavior and get them to slow down in work zones. (Associated Press)

BALTIMORE — Maryland highway officials say nearly 8,800 citations were issued during the first six weeks of the state's speed camera enforcement program.

In mid-November, State officials began photographing vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph or more on three stretches of highway marked as work zones and sending out $40 tickets.

Signs that read "Speed Photo Enforced: Work Zone" warn motorists that cameras might be present. Cameras are installed in a pair of white Jeeps that rotate among the three locations: Interstate 95 between White Marsh Boulevard and Interstate-895, around the Charles Street exit of Baltimore's Beltway and along the Intercounty Connector construction area on I-95 in Prince George's County.

State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says the aim is to change drivers' behavior and get them to slow down in work zones.

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