NOW YOU KNOW: Baltimore County speed camera bill on life support

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki have been extremely concerned about a bill that has been reintroduced this session in the General Assembly. The bill would allow unlimited speed cameras to be placed across Baltimore County. HB58, Baltimore County—Speed Monitoring Systems—Residential Districts, authorizes the use of speed monitoring […]

Baltimore Police Department to launch city-wide traffic enforcement initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading into Baltimore City?  Be advised that the Baltimore Police Department’s new city-wide traffic enforcement initiative will be in effect from March 29 through August 16, 2024. In response to numerous complaints about speeding and running red lights and stop signs, and in an effort to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities, officers will be issuing citations to drivers who […]

Fatal street racing crash in Baltimore County leaves 1 dead

OWINGS MILLS, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal Sunday crash linked to street racing in Baltimore County. The victim has been identified as Leo Anthony Brooks Jr., 56, of Reisterstown. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. According to a preliminary investigation, Brooks was the driver of a 2017 Mercedes believed to be engaged […]

Six new speed cameras to be activated in Baltimore County next week

TOWSON, MD—Six new speed cameras will go online in Baltimore County next week, officials announced on Thursday. On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Baltimore County Police Department will activate six new speed cameras in the following five school zones. Lamb of God School, 4400 block of Ridge Avenue (eastbound) The Jemicy School, 11200 block of Garrison Forest Road (north and […]

WMCCA President expresses support for expanded speed camera bill in Baltimore County

NOTE: The following is a letter to the editor from White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association President Heather Patti. HB58/SB450 proposes legislation which will permit autonomy to Baltimore Co to install speed cameras in residential areas, as Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties already have. With the high numbers of accidents in our area (not counting highway accidents) along with the severity of […]

Unpaid speed camera tickets block over 41,000 vehicle registrations, license renewals for drivers in Baltimore County

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Data from the Motor Vehicle Administration shows that 41,205 individuals have flags against their registration due to speed camera violations in Baltimore County, according to Delegates Ryan Nawrocki and Kathy Szeliga. The delegates say this number confirms that the speed camera program is simply trying to criminalize poverty for many who can’t afford this tax on the poor. The […]

Delegates Szeliga, Nawrocki express concern over proposed bill allowing unlimited speed cameras in Baltimore County

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki on Tuesday issued statements expressing concern regarding HB58, which would allow unlimited speed cameras across Baltimore County, even outside of school zones. Last year, due to many concerns, this bill did not make its way out of the Baltimore County delegation; however, it has returned to the state legislature again this year. HB58 […]

MDTA Police conduct 159 traffic stops while targeting dangerous speeds on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police Officers conducted high visibility enforcement along I-95 in the Baltimore metropolitan area on Friday in support of a 16-state traffic safety effort led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. MDTA Police officers conducted 159 traffic stops and issued a combined 249 citations, warnings, and repair orders during the initiative. One person was arrested on […]