Red Light Enforcement
Failure to obey traffic signals is one of the primary causes of crashes at intersections. According to preliminary estimates by the Federal Highway Administration in 2001 (the most recent year in which statistics are available) there were approximately 218,000 crashes at intersections that are caused by drivers who run red lights.
In an effort to remedy this national epidemic, The State of Maryland passed a law in April 1997 that went into effect in October 1997 (Transportation Article 21-202.1) that allows the use of Automated Enforcement by law enforcement agencies. Automated Enforcement detects and identifies violators of the law without the dependency of a police presence. This allows police officers to focus on other urgent community needs. In addition, Automated Enforcement is proven to reduce the number of red light violations by 40 percent.
Prince George’s County implemented its Red Light Enforcement program in March 2000. The County currently has 25 cameras operational.
Red Light Enforcement FAQ
Red Light Enforcement Locations