Department of Transportation Announces Additional Automated Enforcement Locations

New enforcement locations will increase traffic safety in Baltimore City

Baltimore, MD (March 02, 2018) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation today announced the addition of new automated enforcement locations as part of the City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES).  

The ATVES program uses automated speed and red light enforcement cameras to promote safe driving habits in the city.  This initiative is designed to increase safety by reducing driver speeds in city school zones, and decreasing the incidence of vehicles running red lights. 

The ATVES also includes a Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System Camera Program to enforce violations of commercial vehicles traveling on truck restricted roadways in Baltimore City.  Commercial vehicles that travel on prohibited roadways is a safety concern, because they increase traffic congestion and damage streets, homes, businesses, parked vehicles, and city infrastructure.  

 

Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras

The speed camera monitoring system consists of portable and fixed speed cameras that detect vehicles which exceed the posted speed limit by at least 12 miles per hour.  The speed cameras operate in Baltimore City school zones, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, all year long.  A speed camera violation fine is $40.00.  

The following automated speed camera monitoring locations, including multiple directions, will be added starting on March 19, 2018:

  • 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

 

Automated Red Light Enforcement Cameras

The red light camera monitoring system consists of stationary cameras that use sensors working in conjunction with traffic control signals to record images of vehicles entering an intersection during a red light signal phase.  Photos and videos are taken from the rear of the vehicle with the red light signal visible, both before the vehicle enters the intersection and while traveling through it.  The red light enforcement cameras are operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and the fine is $75.00.

The following automated red light camera monitoring locations, including multiple directions, will be added starting on March 19, 2018:

  • 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

 

Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System Cameras

The Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System Camera Program uses the vehicle’s height to convey to the monitoring system that the vehicle passing the camera is a restricted vehicle (over ¾ ton).  When a restricted vehicle is detected by the system, photos and video are taken of the vehicle from the front, in order to capture the registration identification of the vehicle’s cab.  Vehicle height monitoring system cameras are operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year, on posted (signed) streets. 

The fine for a Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System violation varies.  Operators will receive a warning for the first offense; a fine of $125 for the second offense; and a $250 fine for  the third or subsequent offenses.  Commercial vehicle operators should pay close attention to signs posted on city streets that restrict vehicles over ¾ ton, and familiarize themselves with the designated truck routes in Baltimore.  The city’s designated truck routes map is viewable at: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/Baltimore%20City%20Official%20Truck%20Routes%20Map.pdf

The following automated Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System locations, which include multiple directions, will be added at the following locations on March 19, 2018:

  • 1400 - 1700 Broening Highway    
  • 2300 - 2500 Chesapeake Avenue    
  • 3000 - 3200 Boston Street
  • 800 - 1000 Fleet Street
  • 3800 - 4000 Pulaski Highway
  • 1600 - 1800 E. Fayette Street

The block ranges and intersections listed above for the Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras, Automated Red Light Enforcement Cameras, and Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System Cameras, are approximations for the enforcement zones.  Enforcement at all locations may be on a temporary, rotating, or permanent basis. 

To learn more about Baltimore’s ATVES program visit: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/automated-traffic-violation-enforcement-system

 

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