BALTIMORE — On Friday, The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced the addition of some new automated enforcement locations, 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 decrease 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 traveling along restricted roadways.
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 video 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 September 14. Enforcement will begin 14 days from implementation of signage at the following locations, including multiple directions:
- 3500-3900 blocks of Greenspring Avenue – Kennedy Krieger High School
- 2000-2600 blocks of Orleans Street – William Paca Elementary School
- 4300-4700 blocks of Roland Avenue – Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
- 1900-2900 blocks of Harford Road – Harford Heights and Reach Partnership School
- 600-1100 blocks of E. Biddle Street – Frances Academy
- 3500-4700 blocks of Erdman Avenue – Archbishop Curley High School
- 5300-5500 blocks of Frederick Avenue – North Bend Elementary School
- 600-1000 blocks of E. Belvedere Avenue – Govans Elementary School
In addition, 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 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 it.
The 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 September 7 at the following locations, including multiple directions:
- Fallsway (northbound) at E. Madison Street
- Pratt Street (eastbound) at Central 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, click here.