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.