Department of Transportation Announces Additional Automated Enforcement Locations

Baltimore, MD – 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).  

Baltimore’s ATVES uses automated speed, red light, and Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System cameras to promote safe driving habits in city communities.  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 which detect and cite those vehicles that 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 as prescribed by State Law.  

Implementation will begin on August 15th, 2019 at the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • 100 to 300  blks of South Hilton Street – Wes Unseld School, Sarah Roach Elementary School, Green Street Academy
  • 1000 blk of East Pratt Street –  St. Leo’s School
  • 1400 to 1900 blks of East North Avenue – Harford Heights Elementary School, William C. March Middle School
  • 2500 to 29 00 blks of Echodale Avenue – Garrett Heights Elementary School
  • 3400  to 3800 blks of Park Heights Avenue – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
  • 3600 to 4000 blks of Fallstaff Avenue – Northwestern High School
  • 5300 to 5500 blk of Wabash Avenue – George W. F. McMechen Jr./Sr. High School
  • 6900 to 7400 blks of Park Heights Avenue – Fallstaff Elementary School  

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 as prescribed by State Law.

Implementation will begin on August 15th, 2019; Red Light Camera Monitoring Systems will be added at the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • North Calvert Street @ E 33rd Street
  • Charles Street @ Cold Spring Lane
  • WB Preston Street @ St. Paul Street
  • Edmondson Avenue EB and WB @ Allendale Street 
  • East Pratt Street @ Central Avenue

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) unless the truck restriction being enforced is of limited duration. 

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/Baltimore%20City%20Official%20Truck%20Routes%20Map.pdf.

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