Maryland speed cameras generated $64-million in revenue, as 1.5-million speeding motorists paid tickets

Posted at 1:29 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 13:29:46-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland has joined the $1 million club.

That’s if you’re counting how much revenue the state generated from its speed cameras.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, Maryland brought in nearly $64 million in automated traffic enforcement fines last fiscal year.

Montgomery County lead all state municipalities with nearly $16 million in ticket revenue. Baltimore City was the second highest jurisdiction, generating about $9.6 million in total revenue. That is the nominal value of approximately 240,000 speed camera tickets paid into the city’s coffers. Citing data from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office, the department reported Baltimore’s citywide speed camera program’s “implementation costs" totaled more than $2.2 million.

Maryland’s Most Lucrative Speed Camera Systems in FY 2018:

Jurisdiction Speed: Camera Revenue:

Montgomery County $15,954,868

City of Baltimore $9.6 million

Prince George’s Co. $6,894,036

Baltimore County $5,651,371

College Park $2,724,254

Gaithersburg $2,174,823

Rockville $1,811,724

Laurel $1,427,991

Charles County $1,407,500

Salisbury $1,325,771

Takoma Park $1,244,994

Howard County $1,190,187

Sources: Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, Comptroller of Maryland, Department of Legislative Services, Mo Co Operating Budget