Automated Speed Enforcement Program

speed cameraThe Prince George's County Automated Speed Enforcement Program was launched on August 22, 2011, to increase our safety in school zones and within areas containing institutions of higher education. The Prince George's County Police Department plans to place automated speed enforcement cameras throughout the County to assist in reducing instances of speeding and motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents.

The hours of operation for school zone enforcement is: 6:00am – 8:00pm, Monday – Friday. A school zone is an area within a half-mile radius of any school established by Prince George's County and the State Highway Administration, pursuant to the Maryland Transportation Code 21-803.1.

In accordance with TA 21-809 a speed monitoring system may be placed In Prince George's County, on that part of a highway located within the grounds of an Institution of Higher Education as defined in § 10-101(H) of the education article, or within one-half mile of the grounds of a building or property used by the Institution of Higher Education where generally accepted traffic and engineering practices indicate that motor vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle traffic is substantially generated or influenced by the Institution of Higher Education.

Enforcement locations are published on the Police Department's website and in a newspaper of record. Additionally, speed enforcement signs are placed on each roadway with automated speed enforcement cameras prior to automated speed enforcement. Vehicles traveling twelve (12) or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit will cause a violation to be generated. This violation is verified by a police officer and a citation, to include the vehicle's speed and photographs is generated. This citation is mailed to the owner of the vehicle. The citation explains how to pay a violation or how to request a hearing in court. Fines are $40.00, and do not involve points on a driver's record or insurance penalties Pay Citation.

Senate Bill 350 Speed Monitoring Systems Reform Act of 2014, which became effective June 1, 2014, stipulates "A LOCAL JURISDICTION THAT AUTHORIZES A PROGRAM OF SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS SHALL DESIGNATE AN OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE TO INVESTIGATE AND RESPOND TO QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE LOCAL JURISDICTION'S SPEED MONITORING SYSTEM PROGRAM."  Prince George's County has designated Mr. Carlos Acosta as the ombudsmanOmbudsman is defined as "a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens."  Mr. Acosta can be contacted via email at police_speedcameraenforcement@co.pg.md.us or by mail at P.O. Box 17416, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1416.  For more information refer to the FAQ link. 

For more information e-mail us at police_speedcameraenforcement@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 858-6212.

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