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P.G. County Lawmaker Proposes 24/7 Speed Cameras

Joshua Garner | 1/13/2014, 10:51 a.m.
Courtesy of princegeorgescountymd.gov

Prince George's County residents could soon see 24-hour speed cameras under a proposal by one lawmaker in Annapolis.

The bill, introduced by Delegate Dereck E. Davis (D-District 25) of Mitchellville, would allow cameras in school zones in the county and its municipalities to operate 24-7. The legislation is currently being reviewed by the county House Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly.

Currently, speed cameras operate 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday in school zones, which are areas that are generally within a half-mile of a school. The legislation would also allow for late fees to be added to tickets operated by the county and its municipalities.

The county police department has deployed nearly 100 cameras in the past few years. The county rotates about 72 speed cameras between 150 school zones, according to reports.

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