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
Charles County $1,407,500
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