Friday, November 15, 2019

Maryland Sent 22,000 Motorists Speeding Notices In Error

The Maryland Transportation Authority mailed 22,000 erroneous speeding notices to motorists, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Drivers received the notices within the past month, stating that they had been caught speeding while crossing the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge, and that their EZ-Passes would be suspended if they received another violation.  The problem is the notices were sent in error. 

The agency has "notified" motorists by posting about the error to the agency's Facebook page.  "The warning notice equipment associated with the toll plaza was not deactivated with the implementation of gantry tolling collection. Administrators have taken corrective action. Please disregard the speeding notice you may have received and continue to stay alert and watch speeds in the active construction zone."

Additional Coverage:
WBALTV: 22,000 Drivers Receive Erroneous Notifications Threatening Suspension of EZ-Pass Accounts
Patch.Com: Tolls at Hatem Bridge Send Drivers Warning By Mistake
Washington Post: Did You Get A Notice About Speeding on the Hatem Bridge?