Department of Transportation Announces Additional Automated Enforcement Locations
Thursday Jan 14th, 2021
Baltimore, MD (Thursday, January 14, 2021) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation today announced that two new red light automated enforcement locations will soon be implemented, 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 cameras to promote safe driving in city communities. This program is designed to increase safety by reducing driver speeds in school zones and decreasing the incidence of vehicles running red lights. The ATVES program also helps to reduce traffic congestion and damage to streets, homes, businesses, and other infrastructure by commercial vehicles that travel along restricted roadways.
The red light camera monitoring system consists of stationary cameras which 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 along with the visible red signal, both before the vehicle enters the intersection and while it is traveling through the light. The automated red light enforcement cameras operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and the fine is $75.00 as prescribed by state law.
Automated red light cameras will begin enforcement operations on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the following locations, including multiple directions:
- St. Paul Street (southbound) at E. Preston Street
- Perring Parkway (northbound and southbound) at Echodale Avenue
In addition, an existing speed camera location will be modified as part of the ATVES program. The speed camera monitoring system consists of portable and fixed speed cameras which detect vehicles that exceed the posted speed limit by at least 12 miles per hour. Photos and videos are taken from the rear of the speeding vehicle. Speed cameras operate in Baltimore City school zones Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM each day throughout the year. The speed camera violation fine is $40.00 as set by state law.
Implementation of signage, installation and enforcement will begin on or about Monday, February 1, 2021. Enforcement will begin 14 days from implementation of signage at the following location, including multiple directions:
- 2300-3300 blocks of Garrison Boulevard – Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle, Hilton Elementary, and Liberty Elementary Schools
The block ranges and intersections listed above are approximations for the automated 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.