Department of Transportation Announces Additional Automated Enforcement Locations
Wednesday Oct 13th, 2021
New enforcement locations will increase traffic safety in city communities
Baltimore, MD (Wednesday, October 13, 2021) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that new 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 and other infrastructure by commercial vehicles that travel along restricted roadways.
The speed camera monitoring system consists of portable and fixed cameras that detect vehicles which exceed the posted speed limit by at least 12 miles per hour. Speed cameras operate in Baltimore City school zones Monday through Friday, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM throughout the year. The speed camera violation fine is $40.00 as set by State Law.
Speed camera implementation will begin on or about Monday, October 25, 2021 at the following locations, including multiple directions:
- 5200-5400 blocks Cedonia Avenue (northbound and southbound) – Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School
- 600-1000 blocks N. Fulton Avenue (northbound and southbound) – Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School, Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
- 3100-3500 blocks Hillsdale Road – Calvin Rodwell Elementary School
- 4500-5300 blocks Walther Avenue – Arts & Ideas Sudbury 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 video are taken of the vehicle with the red light signal visible, both before the vehicle enters the intersection and while it is driving through it. The red light enforcement cameras are operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and a violation is $75.00.
Red light camera implementation will begin on or about October 25, 2021 at the following locations, including multiple directions:
- N. Patterson Park Avenue at Orleans Street
- N. Ellwood Avenue at E. Fayette Street
- Huntingdon Avenue at 28th Street
The Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System 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 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 a warning for the first offense, $125.00 for the second offense and $250.00 for the third and/or subsequent offenses. The city’s designated truck routes map is viewable at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/Baltimore%20City%20Official%20Truck%20Routes%20Map.pdf.
Commercial Vehicle Height Monitoring System implementation will begin on or about October 25, 2021 at the following locations:
- 1700 block of E. Preston Street
- 1000 block of Milton Avenue
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.