Getting a ticket is never hot, but knowing about where the cameras are being placed beforehand is.
The Maryland State Highway Administration announced just last week that it will be installing speed cameras on the stretch between University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring around the end of this month. Major repairs are needed on bridge in that section of Interstate 495 and the cameras will exist to ensure proper speeds are maintained through the work zone. The project is expected to last several years.
Although officials have not yet announced when photo enforcement will start, there will be a three-week warning window before tickets are issued.
Tickets of $40 will be issued to drivers caught going 12 or more miles per hour over the 55 mph limit. The enforcement zones will be in effect at all hours.
Although this is bound to slow traffic down for time to come, hopefully the inconvenience will ensure speedier and safer commutes in the future!