Department of Transportation Announces Changes in Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring Enforcement Locations

Baltimore, MD (Monday, April 26, 2021) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation today announced that two commercial vehicle height monitoring enforcement locations will soon be moved, as part of the City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES).   

The Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System helps to reduce traffic congestion and damage to streets, homes, businesses, and other infrastructure by commercial vehicles that unlawfully utilize restricted roadways.  The Vehicle Height Monitoring System cameras are used to record images of commercial vehicles traveling on truck restricted (posted/signed) roadways in Baltimore City.  When a truck is detected by the camera system, photos and video are taken of the vehicle 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 is being enforced only during certain times.  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

Implementation of Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring Systems will begin on or about May 15, 2021 at the following locations, including multiple directions:

  • 2500 E. Baltimore Street (in the vicinity of Patterson Park)
  • 600 Cooks Lane

In the event a commercial vehicle is traveling on a restricted roadway in order to deliver to the specified street, a copy of a bill of lading, Maryland One permit, or other proof of local delivery would be needed to be exempted.  

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 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

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