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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