Department of Transportation Announces Additional Automated Enforcement Locations

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation today announces the addition of new automated enforcement locations, as part of the City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES).  

Baltimore’s ATVES uses automated speed, red light, and Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System cameras to promote safe driving habits in our City.  This program is designed to increase safety by reducing driver speeds in school zones, decrease the incidence of vehicles running red lights, and for commercial vehicles, reducing traffic congestion and damage to streets, homes, businesses, and other infrastructure on posted (signed) streets.

The block ranges and intersections listed for all locations below 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/atvesprogram

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.  Photos and video are taken from the rear of the vehicle.  Speed cameras operate in Baltimore City school zones, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, all year.   The speed camera violation fine is $40.00.  

Implementation will begin on December 28st, 2018 at the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • Patterson Park Senior High School: 200 – 400 Kane Street  
  • Hilton Elementary School , Edgewood Elementary School: 2400 – 3300 Hilton Street
  • Lockerman Bundy Elementary School , Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School,  Franklin Square Elementary, Middle School: 100 – 400 Monroe Street
  • Lois T. Murray Elementary School, St. Elizabeth School: 4100 – 5000 Hillen Road
  • Frankford Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall High School , Moravia Park  Primary School: 5200 – 6400 Frankford Avenue  
  • Friends School of Baltimore, the School of the Cathedral: 4700 – 5400 North Charles St.
  • Walter P. Carter Elementary School, Blessed Sacrament School: 1000 – 1200 Argonne Drive
  • Garrett Heights Elementary /Middle School, St Dominic Elementary /Middle School: 2100 – 3000 Echodale Avenue
  • Callaway Elementary School: 3000 – 4000 Wabash Avenue
  • Forest Park Senior High, Garrison Middle School *: 3800 – 4300 Liberty Heights Ave           
  • Liberty Elementary School: 3000 – 3300 Garrison Blvd

The red light camera monitoring system consists of stationary cameras that use sensors working in conjunction with traffic control signals to record images of motor 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 it is 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

Implementation will begin on December 28st, 2018; Red Light Camera Monitoring Systems will be added at the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • The Alameda  @ Argonne Drive
  • Caton Avenue @ Wilkens Avenue
  • South Howard St. @ East Conway Street
  • Orleans St. @ St. Paul Street
  • South Martin Luther King Blvd @ Washington Blvd

The Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System camera is used to record images of commercial vehicles traveling on a truck restricted (posted/signed) roadway in Baltimore City.  The vehicle’s height conveys to the monitoring system that the vehicle passing the camera is a truck. When a truck is detected by the camera 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 systems cameras are operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year, where posted (signed). 

The fine for a Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring system violation is:

First Offense – Warning, Second Offense - $125.00, Third or Subsequent Offenses - $250.00 each

The city’s designated truck routes map is viewable at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/City%20Truck%20Routes%20Map_Approved8_11pdf%20(002).pdf

Implementation will begin December 21st, 2018; Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring Systems will be added and rotated to the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • Fort & Race / Fort & Hanover
  • Benson Ave NB & Joh Ave
  • Benson Ave SB & Caton Ave

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