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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 Transportation Article § 21-810 of the Maryland Annotated Code.

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 vehicle is exceeding the posted work zone speed limit by 12 mph or more.
  • "Conspicuous" signs must be posted to give drivers adequate notice of the cameras.
  • The District Court has set the amount of the civil fine at $40
  • Revenues from the fines are used to cover the costs incurred by the Maryland State Police and Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration in implementing and administering the automated speed enforcement program. The balance of any excess revenues is distributed to the Maryland State Police to purchase replacement vehicles and related motor vehicle equipment used to outfit police vehicles, as outlined in Md. Annotated Code Article §12-118.



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