Speed Camera in Full Enforcement in the 7400 Block of New Hampshire Avenue Southbound - 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

June 6, 2013 (10:50 am)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Yesterday, June 5, 2013, the 15 day warning period expired and the portable speed camera went into full enforcement in the 7400 block New Hampshire Ave Southbound. Citations will be issued to vehicles exceeding the speed limit by 12 miles per hour or over. The speed limit on this stretch of road is 35 miles per hour.

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 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.