Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baltimore County Selects Closed School for New School Zone Camera Site

Baltimore County's recently announced plans to deploy a new set of "school zone" speed cameras included a surprise, when it was revealed that one of the schools on the list, Stoneleigh Elementary school, is slated to be closed for the next year.

According to an article in the Baltimore Sun, the list of new speed camera deployments included one on Regester Avenue near Stoneleigh Elementary School.  However the school is currently undergoing a fifteen month long extensive renovation project ot add 200 seats to the school and will be closed for the entire 2012-2013 school year.  The concrete pads for the new cameras are already under construction and cameras are set to be activated shortly

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Westminster Pulls Red Light Cams

The City council of Westminster Maryland unanimously voted to stop operating all but one of it's red light cameras, according to an article in the Carroll County Times.  The move came after a recommendation by Westminster Police Chhief Jeffrey Spaulding. "Spaulding recommended the cameras be deactivated at the intersection because there were more serious crashes caused by rear-end collisions than were attributable to vehicles running red lights. The cost to run the cameras also factored into the decision." the article states.