Chief Goldberg Announces the Implementation of Safe Speed Corridors - News Release

NEWS RELEASE

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.