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 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ticketing at Rockville’s three new red light camera locations begins today
UPDATED—Drivers in Rockville take note: Rockville police will begin issuing tickets at its three new red light camera locations today. Monday ends the month-long grace period to allow the community to prepare for the new cameras, city officials announced. Red-light violators will be issued $75 fines. The new cameras are at: Rockville has a total of eight red light cameras, which have been updated to also ticket drivers who improperly turn right on red lights. According to police and city officials, cameras in other locations have proven effective, with the city experiencing an 80 percent drop in the number of violations in the first seven months since the new technology was implemented last fall. There are already cameras at: Locations …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Red light violators will face $75 fines at three city intersections in April
Three more red light cameras are going up in Rockville, bringing the total to eight. After April 15, red light violators will face $75 fines if they run red lights or make improper right turns on red at these intersections: As with parking tickets, points won’t be assigned to a vehicle owner's driving record and insurance companies can’t use the tickets to calculate premiums. Rockville has phased out 10 cameras that could only catch red light runners and is in the process of replacing those with newer ones that can catch drivers who make improper right turns. New cameras are already up at: Police are evaluating sites for two more. Number of Violations Down 80 percent The new camera’s aren’t popular with some drivers, who have complained …
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 …