Automated Speed Enforcement Citations to Begin Along the Jones Falls Expressway

Initial 90-day warning period is ending and motorists driving at excessive speeds will receive citations starting
July 13th

BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2022) — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) announced today that its automated speed enforcement system along the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) will begin issuing citations to motorists driving at excessive speeds on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

In an effort to decrease accidents and improve safety, automated speed enforcement cameras have been installed along the Jones Falls Expressway / I-83 within city limits.  Enforcement locations have been identified along the JFX where high incidents of speeding and vehicular crashes typically occur.  The cameras for the launch of this automated enforcement program are located along the northbound and southbound Jones Falls Expressway near the W. 41st Street bridge.

A 90-day warning period began in mid-April which alerted motorists of the new speed enforcement program and provided time for drivers to modify their behavior before any citations were issued.  During this time, motorists that exceeded the posted speed limit by 12 or more miles per hour received warnings by mail. 

Now that the warning period is ending, automated speed citations will be issued to violators starting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.  The fine for an automated speed citation is $40, and since these are considered civil violations, no license points are assessed.  Automated speed enforcement along the JFX will be in effect 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

To alert motorists that automated speed enforcement is occurring, warning signs are posted along the expressway.  Digital speed sentry signs have also been installed so that drivers will receive feedback of their speeds in real time which encourages compliance with posted speed limits.  

According to Maryland State law, automated speed camera revenues will be used to cover the operating costs of the JFX camera system, and remaining funds must be allocated for expressway improvements. 

Additional information about the city’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/atvesprogram.

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