Transportation Article § 21-810 of the Maryland Annotated Code, effective October 1, 2009, authorizes the State Highway Administration (SHA), Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) and Maryland State Police (MSP) to use automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology in work zones. For additional details of the law authorizing the use of automated speed enforcement systems in highway work zones, refer to Senate Bill 277, Chapter 500 of the 2009 Acts of the Maryland General Assembly.
The following are highlights of the law:
- In work zones, speed cameras may be placed along expressways and controlled access roadways with at least a 45 mph speed limit.
- A citation may only be issued if the driver is going at least 12 mph above the speed limit.
- "Conspicuous" signs must be posted to give drivers adequate notice of the cameras.
- Upon implementation of the program, there will be a 30-day warning period.
- The District Court has set the amount of the civil fine at $40
- Revenue from the civil fines collected will be used to cover the costs of implementing and administering the Maryland SafeZones program. For the first three years, the balance of revenues after recovering program costs, if any, will go to an account for state police roadside enforcement activities.