City of Takoma Park Police Department
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. 20912
For more information contact:
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901
May 22, 2013 (1:40 pm)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Alan M. Goldberg of the Takoma Park Police announces the implementation of Safe Speed Corridors. Safe Speed Corridors are stretches of roadway identified and approved for Speed Camera Enforcement. Portable cameras can be placed in authorized locations that have met all requirements. The goal of this approach is to encourage drivers to "Respect the Speed Limit" along the entire stretch of a roadway, rather than at one fixed speed camera location.
The corridor boundaries include:
New Hampshire Avenue, northbound, 6900-7600 blocks
New Hampshire Avenue, southbound, 7600-6900 blocks
University Boulevard, eastbound, 900-1300 blocks
There will be a 15 day warning period for each new location beginning today, May 22, 2013.
The City of Takoma Park currently has five (5) fixed poles and three (3) portable speed camera units. Locations of these cameras are as follows:
400 block Ethan Allen Avenue, eastbound
500 block Ethan Allen Avenue, westbound
7100 block New Hampshire Avenue, northbound
7200 block New Hampshire Avenue, southbound
900 block University Boulevard, eastbound
900 block East West Highway, westbound
7400 block Carroll Avenue, northbound
7400 block Carroll Avenue, southbound
Any questions on the program may be directed to Safe Speed at 301-891-7138.