Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Citations dropped by more than 50 percent at some Rockville intersections in less than a year.
While not necessarily the most popular new traffic safety measure among those ticketed, the red light camera initiative in Rockville has produced an impressive drop in violations at the city’s busiest intersections, according to Rockville Police Chief T.N. Treschuk. “With anything like this, there are going to be mixed reviews,” said Treschuk. “Obviously, the people who receive the tickets aren’t happy, but the people who see those drivers run red lights are happy to see them get caught.” As of May 7, there were five fatal pedestrian-related incidents in Montgomery County. Rockville's red light cameras are aimed at changing poor driving practices, such as running red lights and improper right-on-red turns, thatcontribute to pedestrian …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Revenue is down for automated traffic enforcement, even as police consider dozens of new locations, The Examiner newspaper reported.
Speed and red light cameras captured more than 300,000 traffic law violations in Montgomery Cameras this fiscal year, so far, The Examiner newspaper reported. That figure is still way lower than previous years, including the all-time high of 562,399 citations in fiscal year 2009, according to data from Montgomery County police. From July 2012 to February 2013, about 291,000 speed camera tickets and 25,000 red light camera tickets were issued in the county, the newspaper reported from data presented to the County Council's Public Safety Committee. From last year, speed camera tickets decreased by nearly 40,000 while red light camera tickets increased by about 3,000. Fiscal year 2013 ends June 30. "Our goal is to change behavior," …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Red light camera citations are projected to bring in $1.9 million—more than twice the amount anticipated for fiscal 2013.
Rockville will perch five more red light cameras at the city’s intersections, adding to the five that were installed in August. Thititan Durasavin, Rockville photo enforcement supervisor, told The Gazette that the new cameras would go up at: The new red light cameras will be erected in the spring, The Gazette reported. Camera revenue, citations soar The finance department presented revenue figures Monday during its quarterly financial report at the Rockville City Council meeting. The cameras are projected to bring in $1.9 million in city revenue—more than twice the amount the finance department anticipated for fiscal 2013, according to the finance department’s report. Budget and finance manager Stacey Webster said the boost was due to the …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Even after 14 years and hundreds of installed cameras, the debate over automated traffic enforcement continues.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
By Jessica Talson, Capital News Service In the 14 years since the Maryland legislature approved red light cameras, about 200 of the ticket-issuing machines have been installed in the state, according to a database compiled by AAA Mid-Atlantic. That doesn't include speed cameras, which are numerous in Maryland, but for which there is no comprehensive database. "[The cameras] are effective because they scare people," said Amanda Clark, 29, who has received four red light camera tickets and a speed camera ticket within the last five years. "People don't want to get hit with a [$40] ticket every day. But sometimes they're placed in the wrong places, like where people don't know the speed limit or if the speed limit changes drastically. But I …