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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where drivers are most likely to get a speed camera ticket in Md.

Speed cameras serve a safety purpose. They also bring in money — a lot of it.

And in Maryland, the most money comes to Montgomery County.

Maryland’s largest county had the state’s most lucrative speed camera system last year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, citing government data — $15,954,868 in speed camera revenue.

Montgomery County’s total amounts to almost one-quarter of the state’s $64 million in automated traffic enforcement fine data during Fiscal Year 2018.

Speed violators pay a $40 fine for each infraction caught on a Maryland speed camera — Montgomery County’s sum equates to 398,871 paid speed camera citations.

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Editor's Note:  Yes Salisbury made the list.  

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

No damn doubt Salisbury made the list. Easy money for them.

Anonymous said...

Can we possibly come up with a less efficient method of collecting revenue?

Anonymous said...

There is a legal defense (in Maryland) for them. It involves a GPS navigational unit and a subscription to a speed camera locator. You will be warned when approaching a known speed camera location. Portable speed cameras are a bit more problematic, but most speed cameras are in fixed locations. If you live, or drive on the other side of the bay on a regular basis, it would pay to have one. The only good thing is that Maryland has a law that prohibits insurance companies from using speed camera violations for insurance rating and rates.

Anonymous said...

On a positive note, once a driver gets ticketed going above the 12mph over stated speed limit they usually won't do it again at that location.

Anonymous said...

Soon everyone will be required and EZ pass and these cameras will clock and collect instantly as well as time you between tolls and fine you. It's too costly to have police on the road just for speeding violations.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but a money maker.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right o.k. to speed but not o.k. to steal change out of a vehicle you want prosecution on that LAW. Speeding causes accidents people. Do not speed and it is not an issue. Wonder if Jake Day will implement those funds to emergency services. I have often wondered why Wicomico County does not use them. The Sheriff is a former Trooper I would think he would support these tools to reduce speed. I can tell you they work I slow down when I approach Wicomico Middle school or Parkside and Bennett. Those idiots that speed through our county to get to Ocean City a few minutes faster cause tons of accidents. I think one in Pittsville would reduce accidents. The new light is not effective.

Anonymous said...

I have to say this DON'T FN SPEED especially in small towns bc I want the police to HAMMER YOUR ASSES and if you don't like it POST YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN SPEED PAST YOUR HOUSE especially if you're children are outside playing on the sidewalk ? HYPOCRITES.

Anonymous said...

They should crack down on LOUD vehicles too.

Patriot said...

Taxation without representation

Anonymous said...

I'll have to get that jar of Vaseline once again for the one on Riverside and the one in front of Bennett!

Anonymous said...

In mardela we have a big problem with the local rednecks and there obnoxious loud trucks on church and bratten low life WHITE TRASH.

Anonymous said...

Heck, my son was charged $100 for going over the speed limit by the minimum amount in Montgomery county. The notice said he had a 5 second notice before slowing down. Government thievery !

Anonymous said...

For all you "holier than thou" commenters, you speed too. Everyone does, at some time or the other, or all the time. So get off your attitude. Like the epitaph at the local graveyard, "your times a'coming." Nobody believes anybody that says they never speed.

Anonymous said...

Many speed cameras in Salisbury are gone. Some signs remain, but no cameras. Like Main St. headed west in front of the polar bar.. No camera although signs warn of one. Camera only works for east bound traffic Same in front of Parkside headed west, camera only works for east bound traffic.. No camera headed west. They finally took the signs down in front of Glen Ave. where there hasn't been a camera in years.
There os a list online of active cameras.

Anonymous said...

You used to be afforded the right to cross examine all witnesses against you! Like everything else that's been trampled for the sake of the mighty $1.3 million SBY made on the cameras in 2018!

Anonymous said...

A money maker in Salisbury,but yet taxes seem to be going higher this year!

Anonymous said...

The $ goes to the state not the city.

Anonymous said...

Vasoline.

Anonymous said...

Salisbury needs to Double the Fines.

Ruh Roh said...

Eastern Shore drive
and College ave still have them dude

Democrat Voter said...

Just ban cars

everyone should walk or ride a bike

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The $ goes to the state not the city.

May 15, 2019 at 5:52 PM


WRONG!!!!!! CITY OF SMALLSBURY!!

Anonymous said...

May 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM:

If you know where they are, you are a fool to speed there! Duh.

Anonymous said...

May 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM:

The ticket goes to the car, and the car's owner, not the driver. The car can't confront anybody. There are no points to the driver of the car. It is not a personal fine or accusation against a driver, like a traffic stop. It's one against the speeding car and the owner. If the owner of the car that does the speeding through the camera wants to keep it registered, the owner pays the car's fine. Or, don't pay it. The owner won't go to jail or have their license suspended, and no bench warrants will be issued, but the registration will not be renewed, and the car will be worthless if it can't be driven legally. "Due Process" for a car! Really?

WRONG COMMENT SON said...

Hey Butt head

your tags will be with held from renewal if you dont pay it

Anonymous said...

WBOC had a comment from the City saying it costs them more money to operate the cameras than they bring in. More lies from the liberal media. The City does not operate them. You can't even walk in and pay the ticket. How is that even legal?

Anonymous said...

Eastern Shore drive camera only works headed north. There is no camera going south. And yes College ave. does have them. It's all on the website. Where and in what directions. I'd suggest you read it.

Anonymous said...

They are Un-Constitutional. You have a right to face your accuser. Taxation without representation. They need to be banned!

Anonymous said...

You make just as much sense as a democratic voter

Anonymous said...

So take it to the supreme Court LOUDMOUTH.