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Baltimore County Council to vote on adding more speed, red light cameras

Posted at 6:09 AM, Nov 19, 2018

Members of the Baltimore County Council will vote on whether to expand their speed and red light camera program Monday evening.

Currently, there are more than 30 speed cameras installed in school zones and 10 red light cameras across the county. County officials say speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m, while the red light cameras are 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

If the new contract is approved, a company called American Traffic Solutions would take over the county's camera enforcement system beginning next year. The company would also be responsible for finding new locations around the county.

Baltimore County police say they support speed cameras because they enhance public safety and they're an effective tool for slowing down drivers.

Whether the vote passes through the council or not, the fine remains the same. Going through a red light camera will cost you $75, and if you are caught driving 12 miles or more per hour over the speed limit it will cost you $40.