Starting Monday, city speeders caught on camera will be slapped with a $40 fine.
The first 10 cameras began testing last month. There was a 30-day warning period, in which drivers received warning notices in the mail. According to city officials, the cameras caught about 1,000 drivers a day who were traveling at least 12 miles per hour over the speed limit.
"We're experiencing over 20,000 crashes per year here in Baltimore, so this is no joke," said city transportation director Michelle Pourciau.
The speed cameras are set up in 7 school zones, but Pourciau says more could be added in the future.
"Safety is number one," she said. "This is the beginning of an ongoing program, so we're going to be adding new locations. You'll know as we are adding those locations on."
Speed cameras are in the following locations:
- Frederick Douglass High School: 1800-2400 blocks of Gwynns Falls Parkway
- Vanguard Collegiate Middle School: 5400-5700 blocks Moravia Road
- Holy Angels Catholic School: 900-1200 blocks of South Caton Avenue
- Edmondson Westside High School: 4200-4500 blocks of Edmondson Avenue
- Glenmount Elementary/Middle School: 5900-6400 Walther Avenu
- Baltimore Polytechnic Institute/Western High School: 1200-1600 West Cold Spring Lane
- Gywnns Falls Elementary School: 2600-2800 Gywnns Falls Parkway
Also, the city's red light cameras will return Monday. Eight cameras will operate 24/7. There will be a one month warning period and then violators will face a $75 fine.
Red light cameras are in the following locations:
- Reisterstown Road (Southbound) at Patterson Avenue
- East North Avenue (Westbound) at North Howard Street
- South Monroe Street (Northbound) at Washington Boulevard
- South Monroe Street (Southbound) at Washington Boulevard
- Belair Road (Southbound) at Erdman Avenue
- Erdman Avenue (Eastbound) at Belair Road
- Pulaski Highway (Eastbound) at North Point Road
- North Calvert Street (Northbound) at East Baltimore Street