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Speed Cameras
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced the implementation of the County’s automated speed enforcement program. The County is now one of many jurisdictions to use automated speed enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and save lives. The program will provide automated enforcement in school zones with a posted speed limit of at least 20 miles per hour. Speed cameras provide police with another tool to protect pedestrians and other motorists by targeting aggressive driving behaviors.

Calvert County entered into an agreement with the Brekford Corporation to provide and maintain the speed cameras. The speed cameras will be portable and placed in designated school zones throughout the county. The first camera locations will be Mill Creek Middle School, Northern High School, and Mt. Harmony Elementary.

The fine for violating the posted speed limit is $40.00 for each violation. Violators traveling 12 miles over the posted speed limit will activate the speed camera which will result in a violation notice being issued via the US Mail. All violators may pay the fine or request a court date to contest violation notices. During the implementation of the County’s program, which will begin on July 18, 2016, there will be a 30-day period where only warnings will be issued. After that period, fines will be issued to violators. Photo violations do not result in points and cannot be used to increase a person’s insurance rates. Operation of school zone cameras is restricted to Monday through Friday, from 6AM to 8PM.

For more information, please contact Captain David Payne, Administrative and Judicial Services Bureau Commander at 410-535-1600 ext. 2593.


Speed Monitoring Systems Reform Act of 2014

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."  Calvert County has designated Ms. Frances Lopez as the ombudsman. Ombudsman is defined as "a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens."  Ms. Lopez can be contacted via email or by mail at: 
            
            Ms. Frances Lopez
            30 Church Street 
            Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678 




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