A new truck traffic camera has been installed in southeast Baltimore.
Monday Baltimore city councilman Zeke Cohen and Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman discussed the installation on Broening Highway, and new state legislation designed to heighten enforcement of truck traffic routes.
The goal is to keep oversized trucks out of the neighborhoods and off streets not designed to withstand the traffic to keep residents safe and avoid damage to homes, businesses, and roadways.
"What we're saying is use the designated routes that you've been given,” said councilman Cohen. “Don't use our residential neighborhoods."
One house bill introduced by Delegate Lierman would promote adherence and enforcement of commercial car traffic laws while protecting neighborhoods from the effects of heavy truck traffic.
"Through enforcing penalties on illegal truck traffic, the bill will help improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, create safer communities, and cleaner air," said Delegate Lierman.
The bill was passed by the Environment and Transportation Committee on March 30. It will be on the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday and voted on Wednesday.